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Leonardo DiCaprio: Ban People Who Don’t Believe In Climate Change From Holding Public Office

Leonardo DiCaprio: Ban People Who Don’t Believe In Climate Change  From Holding Public Office

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Monday that those who don’t believe in climate change shouldn’t be permitted to hold public office.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks during a discussion on climate change during the South by South Lawn (SXSL) festival on the South Lawn of the the White House on October 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Mandel NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks during a discussion on climate change during the South by South Lawn festival on the South Lawn of the the White House on Monday in Washington, D.C. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

During remarks about his new documentary “Before the Flood” at the White House’s South by South Lawnevent celebrating and encouraging innovation, DiCaprio said, “We must empower leaders who not only believe in climate change but are willing to do something about it.”

“The scientific consensus is in and the argument is now over,” DiCaprio said. “If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or in science or empirical truths and, therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office.”

Some interpreted his remarks as a swipe against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has called climate change a “hoax.”

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Guest - Leigh on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 10:07

Such an amazing example of an "open mind" : Do as I say: Listen to what I tell you: I know more than you: If you don't agree with me then you are a fool.
For the party that is supposed to support differences and celebrate ideas they are truly interested in suppressing anyone who will not play their game. Then they have the audacity to accuse others of being close minded, racist, "blah blah - aphobe". And yet, they cannot see their own hypocrisy on display.

Such an amazing example of an "open mind" : Do as I say: Listen to what I tell you: I know more than you: If you don't agree with me then you are a fool. For the party that is supposed to support differences and celebrate ideas they are truly interested in suppressing anyone who will not play their game. Then they have the audacity to accuse others of being close minded, racist, "blah blah - aphobe". And yet, they cannot see their own hypocrisy on display.
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