DiCaprio hammered for flying 8,000 miles on private jet for ‘green’ award

Via InstagramHasn’t anyone told him about FaceTime, Skype, or teleconferencing?Leonardo DiCaprio was pilloried by fans and critics this weekend for taking a private jet from France to New York and back again to scoop up an environmental award, an 8,000-mile-long journey that was anything but green. He had flown to New York City to receive an award from the grassroots’ organization Riverkeeper, which helps protects NY waterways. Before coming to New York, DiCaprio was chumming it up at the Cannes Film Festival in France and partying hard at club Gotha with supermodel Georgia Fowler.

A rep for DiCaprio told US Weekly: “He was asked to speak at both Riverkeeper and amfAR events, but the only way to attend the two fundraisers was to hitch a ride with flights that were already planned.” Apparently DiCaprio has never heard of large screen projectors and teleconferencing, something even the Oscars has used for actors who are inconveniently too far away.

After arriving in New York City and attending the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball at Chelsea Piers, Robert De Niro presented DiCaprio with the ‘Big Fish’ award. DiCaprio shared the award with Ralph Lauren, and the long-running event raised more than $1.6 million. DiCaprio also gave a $100,000 grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) to the Riverkeeper group.

But before the private jet’s engines had a chance to cool, the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ star was back in France to attend the annual amfAR auction at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc surrounded by a gaggle of supermodels at another party. All told, DiCaprio’s jaunt spewed an estimated 40 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, or the equivalent of what two Americans release in one year.

At the amfAR auction in Cannes, DiCaprio auctioned off a one-week vacation for 12 people at his home in Palm Springs, and not one of his homes as his rep intuited. DiCaprio’s foundation had already pledged $15 million to environmental causes at this year’s World Economic Forum. He was there to decry the “greed of the energy industry” and demand more action on global warming.

He also made climate change an issue at the Golden Globes, BAAFTA, and more recently at the Oscar Award ceremonies by championing his favorite cause: global warming. During his Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actor in “The Revenant,” the actor said: “[Climate change] is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”

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    Amber

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    He should get an award for his tiny contribution to warming the world . The plants ,forests ,animals and sea creatures humbly thank him . How many air miles this year?
    Maybe we could have a contest between all the Hollywood actors . Highest air miles gets a free night in a polar bear country .

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    Amber

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    How’s that Fisker car running ? After eating up hundreds of millions in tax payer money
    how much did the investors in Fisker lose ?
    How much did management suck out of the company before it imploded .
    What happened to all those political promises of jobs ?
    Why aren’t the AG’s investigating this repeated rip off of tax payers instead of pumping their tires ?
    Who arranged the funding from the USA government ? Who in the government
    stood by while tax payers got ripped off ?

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    David Lewis

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    Leonardo DiCaprio is actually conforming to the plan of the climate change agenda. The upper 1% are exempt from any sacrifices when everyone else has to suffer the impact of the changes they want.

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    Me

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    This is just another example of the Prestige part of Power, Prestige and Money.

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    Amber

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    How much money has been lost by global warming promoters and pension funds on the tanking and flame out companies like:
    Solar City
    Fisker cars
    Solyndra
    A123
    Abengoa
    Ener1
    LSP Energy
    Bright Source
    Evergreen Solar
    Ecotality
    Abound Solar
    Amonix Solar ,
    ETC ETC .
    Catchy names though .

    More importantly how many schools could have been built for the $$ Billion of tax payer money lost while the federal government propped up and financed companies that couldn’t even succeed with massive tax payer backed grants , loans and loan guarantees ?

    Who was minding the store as these companies flamed out ?
    And the response after one of the largest and most complete rip off of tax payers … a bunch of State Attorney Generals along with Al Gore , lobby for “clean energy ” ? What part of get the F out of tax payers wallets do they not get ? How about investigating and demanding answers on how this massive loss of tax payer financing was allowed to occur . Who benefitted ?
    Oh Oh.. you say … That is someone else’s job is it ? Like federal politicians and bureaucrats told to hand out the cash for example ? No political donations of course .

    Given the complete debacle that is USA debt and out of control spending why would anyone be surprised Donald Trump is running and so popular ? More of the status quo ? Not likely .

    You don’t steal $$ billions from tax payers and get a free pass . Why should shop lifters go to jail while the corporate crooks live beach front ?

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    Amber

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    How much money has been lost by global warming promoters and pension funds on the tanking and flame out companies like:
    Solar City
    Fisker cars
    Solyndra
    A123
    Abengoa
    Ener1
    LSP Energy
    Bright Source
    Evergreen Solar
    Ecotality
    Abound Solar
    Amonix Solar ,
    ETC ETC .
    Catchy names though .

    More importantly how many schools could have been built for the $$ Billion of tax payer money lost while the federal government propped up and financed companies that couldn’t even succeed with massive tax payer backed grants , loans and loan guarantees ?

    Who was minding the store as these companies flamed out ?
    And the response after one of the largest and most complete rip off of tax payers … a bunch of State Attorney Generals along with Al Gore , lobby for “clean energy ” ? What part of get the F out of tax payers wallets do they not get ? How about investigating and demanding answers on how this massive loss of tax payer financing was allowed to occur . Who benefitted ?
    Oh Oh.. you say … That is someone else’s job is it ? Like federal politicians and bureaucrats told to hand out the cash for example ? No political donations of course .

    Given the complete debacle that is USA debt and out of control spending why would anyone be surprised Donald Trump is running and so popular ? More of the status quo ? Not likely .

    You don’t steal $$ billions from tax payers and get a free pass . Why should shop lifters go to jail while the corporate crooks live beach front ?

    Reply

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    Amber

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    How much money has been lost by global warming promoters and pension funds on the tanking and flame out companies like:
    Solar City
    Fisker cars
    Solyndra
    A123
    Abengoa
    Ener1
    LSP Energy
    Bright Source
    Evergreen Solar
    Ecotality
    Abound Solar
    Amonix Solar ,
    ETC ETC .
    Catchy names though .

    More importantly how many schools could have been built for the $$ Billion of tax payer money lost while the federal government propped up and financed companies that couldn’t even succeed with massive tax payer backed grants , loans and loan guarantees ?

    Who was minding the store as these companies flamed out ?
    And the response after one of the largest and most complete rip off of tax payers … a bunch of State Attorney Generals along with Al Gore , lobby for “clean energy ” ? What part of get the F out of tax payers wallets do they not get ? How about investigating and demanding answers on how this massive loss of tax payer financing was allowed to occur . Who benefitted ?
    Oh Oh.. you say … That is someone else’s job is it ? Like federal politicians and bureaucrats told to hand out the cash for example ? No political donations of course .

    Given the complete debacle that is USA debt and out of control spending why would anyone be surprised Donald Trump is running and so popular ? More of the status quo ? Not likely .

    You don’t steal $$ billions from tax payers and get a free pass . Why should shop lifters go to jail while the corporate crooks live beach front ?

    Reply

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