While moderating a panel with Barack Obama and atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe at the White House Monday night, the 41-year-old actor made a pointed dig at Donald Trump.
“The scientific consensus is in, and the argument is now over,” DiCaprio said during his opening remarks. “If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or science, or empirical truths; and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office.”
“We must empower leaders who not only believe in climate change but are willing to do something about it.”
“So, with that, I’m so very honored and pleased to be joined onstage with one of those leaders — a President who has done more to create solutions for the climate change crisis than any other in history — President Barack Obama.”
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