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Di Caprio addresses the UN on Earth Day and to celebrate the Paris Agreement

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:49 UTC
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This year, the United Nations has decided to celebrate Earth Day, 22 April, in a very special way, by signing the Paris Agreement: a landmark climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last December. This, of course, was extremely great news for climate advocates and ambassadors all over the world, including Oscar-winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo Di Caprio. Read full article

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  • Lucifer

    Here are some of the “Scientific” predictions from 40 years ago from the same nuts that are talking about Global Warming er ah no Climate change today;
    1: “Civilization Will End Within 15 Or 30 Years”

    Harvard biologist Dr. George Wald warned shortly before the first Earth Day in 1970 that civilization would soon end “unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” Three years before his projection, Wald was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
    2: “100-200 Million People Per Year Will Be Starving To Death During The Next Ten Years”

    Stanford professor Dr. Paul Ehrlich declared in April 1970 that mass starvation was imminent. His dire predictions failed to materialize as the number of people living in poverty has significantly declined and the amount of food per person has steadily increased, despite population growth. The world’s Gross Domestic Product per person has immeasurably grown despite increases in population.

    3: “Population Will Inevitably And Completely Outstrip Whatever Small Increases In Food Supplies We Make”

    Ehrlich also made the above claim in 1970, shortly before an agricultural revolution that caused the world’s food supply to rapidly increase.

    4: “Demographers Agree Almost Unanimously … Thirty Years From Now, The Entire World … Will Be In Famine”

    Environmentalists in 1970 truly believed in a scientific consensus predicting global famine due to population growth in the developing world, especially in India.

    5: “In A Decade, Urban Dwellers Will Have To Wear Gas Masks To Survive Air Pollution”

    Life magazine stated in January 1970 that scientist had “solid experimental and theoretical evidence” to believe that “in a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive
    7: “By The Year 2000 … There Won’t Be Any More Crude Oil”

    On Earth Day in 1970 ecologist Kenneth Watt famously predicted that the world would run out of oil

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    I suggest you discuss this with your fellow members as well:

    http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php

    Regardless of what YOU believe, you will not change what the mass majority believes. Your online rants with do nothing for billions of people on this earth. Maybe you and yours will use the military to force feed your beliefs. You are always so willing to throw out military take overs to those opposing your distorted view of the world. I am quite sure most all who know you are thankful that you are a virtual blowhard online and in reality nothing at all.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    91% of Americans don't care about Climate Change.

    Seems like you're in the minority
    not me

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    Almost 7,500,000,000 people on this earth.

    I am an American?

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Who knows what you are..

    Go ask an Indian or a Chinese and see what they say.
    My bet is they don't care either.

    Its all a hoax and you've been played for a fool.

    Someday you may realize it
    but probably not

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    Yes I will when I suddenly realize that the world is flat as well. Somehow you deny generally accepted science, yet believe in virgin births, bringing the dead back to life and the earth is 6,000 years old.

    Keep your world beliefs where they belong. In your narrow minded head. I hope you suffer through 8 more years of liberal democracy of the executive order with a democratic senate. I look forward to your posts on November 9th of this year.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Di Crapio's credentials on this subject are what.... he completed high school?

    -----

    “Somehow you deny generally accepted science..”

    --- Think of Earth Day-ism as a revival of geocentrism.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    Irrelevant by some poster on MP. Because of what he pays in taxes, he should have more rights then others. Forbes has his income for 2015, 2014 at 29 and 39 million with a net worth of 300 million. But the is irrelevant as a SA latino, it's about free speech, even your idiotic speech.

    That being said, with a name call like “Di Crapio”, are you still in high school or just a juvenile boludo?

    No matter, J/K.......NOT!

    I still can hardly wait until November 9th for you American “Flat Earthers” posting after realizing you will be living through 8 more years of a Democrat Presidency with a Democrat Senate.

    November 9th!!

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    generally accepted science

    Climate Change “Science” isn't even a science.

    Generally accepted by liberal whack jobs that believed we were running out of oil in the 70s or the same ones who thought an Ice Age was coming or a decade ago the world was warming?

    Total whack job.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Whilst I like some of Lenny the Goat's films he is an actor!

    'Generally accepted science, by who? Barbara Streisand, et al?

    Having studied the Goats' IMDB bio his very extensive puff job had not one word about any education he may have had beyond what passes as school in the US. He is entitled to his opinion and that's all.

    Science works on TRUTH and provable facts, not 'there seems to be a correlation here so it must be fact' which is the bedrock of these nutjobs.

    Was it not the claim that the oceans of the world would rise by 5 foot by now? Some bullshit or other.

    Enough said.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Just my opinion but,

    Perhaps we should go back to the beginning, you know caves and cavemen,
    And start all over again,
    Now what are the chances we will make the same mistakes again.
    .

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @11 Briton
    Probably the most erudite and concisely expressed post on this thread.

    But please don't take that as a compliment; the preseeding posts have been utterly awful anyway.
    Easy Win for you...
    ;-)

    -love as always, ilsen.

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Problem is, actors get recognition and they are in a feedback loop that makes them feel like what they say matters to someone.

    If Decaprio or any of these ridiculous eco terrorists were serious they'd give up their private planes, 10,000sqft homes, pools etc etc etc.
    But they're not
    They want everyone else to live eco-friendly but themselves
    Nothing but hypocrites.

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @13
    I agree with this point.
    That utter twat Bono (from U2) makes my teeth itch. Hugging African orphans, whilst wearing a massive Rolex and Gucci sunglasses, telling us 'ordinary folk' to send our money...

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @13 and @14

    Didn't they learn their hypocrisy from Al “ Massive Mansion” Gore ?

    “ ......the former vice president's 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours. ...”

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/GlobalWarming/story?id=2906888

    Al Gore, Hypocrite

    “ ....Gore personally lives a luxurious, jet-setting, carbon dioxide-consuming lifestyle, including multi-million-dollar homes and never-ending, first-class, globe-trotting. Telling others to “do as I say, not as I do” — is the classic definition of a hypocrite and it describes Gore to a T....”

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/GlobalWarming/story?id=2906888

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    12 ilsen
    Thanks.

    its ok for the worlds leaders to do all this talking,
    but does the general public really understand all this 12 climate changes,

    and will anything actually be done.

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    So, here's a famous Hollywood actor speaking to the UN.

    I might be wrong but it seems to me, to make it big in Hollywood, one has to:

    1) be really, really talented at “make believe”.
    2) be pretty good looking

    If a person is good at “make believe”, why would they be considered an expert on the “real world” and reality?

    The bulk of humanity doesn't have the world bending over backwards for them because they are handsome or beautiful, but this guy does. So again, what does he know about normal humanity and why would people think he does?

    Why would anyone think a Hollywood actor has insight into real world issues?

    Can anyone answer that for me?

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 10:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    They pick people like di Craprio because he appeals to that set of easily beguiled people, who lack the intellectual substance to recognise that everything else he does is also lacking in real-world substance.

    Apr 25th, 2016 - 01:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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