Monday, March 21, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio predicts China will become a 'climate change hero' as he praises Beijing's environmental record while promoting The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio predicts China will become a 'climate change hero' as he praises Beijing's environmental record while promoting The Revenant

  • Leo said he believes China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, could be 'the hero of the environmental movement'
  • Leo was in Beijing to promote 'The Revenant,' which won him his first Oscar, for best actor, at this year's ceremony
  • He told the audience at the Oscar's, 'Climate change is real, it's the most urgent threat facing our species. We need help around the world'
  • See more news on Leronardo DiCaprio atwww.dailymail.co.uk/leo 
Leonardo DiCaprio praised China's work to combat climate change, and said he believes the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be 'the hero of the environmental movement.'
The 41-year-old actor and environmentalist, who called for action to combat climate change during his Oscar acceptance speech last month, praised China's shift toward renewable forms of energy to lower carbon emissions.
'As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest contributors, and I think that China has made radical movements forward as far as alternative energy and ways to be sustainable,' he said during a trip to Beijing.
Premiere: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends a press conference of new movie 'The Revenant' on March 20, 2016 in Beijing, China and takes a moment to talk about climate change 
Praise: 'I really think that China can be the hero of the environmental movement, they can be the hero of the climate change movement,' said Dicaprio in China on Sunday 
Praise: 'I really think that China can be the hero of the environmental movement, they can be the hero of the climate change movement,' said Dicaprio in China on Sunday 
'I really think that China can be the hero of the environmental movement, they can be the hero of the climate change movement,' he said. 
'They have an opportunity to change the world and I have all the confidence in the world that that is their intention.'Share
DiCaprio was in Beijing to promote 'The Revenant,' which won him his first Oscar at this year's ceremony.  
The 41-year-old actor used his lengthy acceptance speech at the awards show in California to deliver a lecture on climate change and was able to speak for a longer period than other winners when the producers failed to play 'wrap-it-up' music as he went well past his allotted time of 45 seconds.
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He told the audience, 'Climate change is real, it's the most urgent threat facing our species. We need help around the world.' 
His movie was released in mainland China on Friday and has already earned 100 million yuan ($15 million) at the Chinese box office, according to an announcement at Sunday's news conference.
DiCaprio, who has made several trips to China in the past, is one of China's most popular Hollywood actors, mainly because of his performance in 'Titanic,' one of his few films that have been shown in mainland Chinese cinemas. He is affectionately called Xiao Li, or Little Lee, by Chinese.
China is the world's largest coal user and producer, but has also become a leading investor in renewable forms of energy, such as solar and wind power.
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