While picking up an award for his new documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio said it was “completely unacceptable” none of the moderators raised #Climate Change during the 2016 presidential debates. While attending the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday, DiCaprio criticized the media’s “lack of focus” on the most important issue he believes the Earth is facing. Robert De Niro chimed in and said this election could prevent a “comedy from turning into a tragedy,” calling Trump “insane” and urging people to “vote for Hillary.”
DiCaprio also said we should use our “power as citizens and do the right thing,” a nod to elect Democratic presidential nominee #Hillary Clinton this Tuesday. “Please vote. Vote for people who believe in the science of climate change,” he added. DiCaprio’s documentary “Before the Flood” has been panned by critics for being a ‘Shake ‘n Bake’ movie about the dangers of global warming that got beat out by Nickelodeon’s cartoon show “Bubble Guppies.”
Clinton and coal country
Clinton has already said she would force the coal industry out of business despite existing coal-fired power plants already using carbon-scrubbing technology, which emit far less carbon dioxide than previous ones. Republican presidential nominee #Donald Trump has made it clear he would cancel any payments to the United Nations climate slush fund, and direct the money toward repairing America’s aging infrastructure.