Leonardo DiCaprio Discusses Climate Crisis with President Barack Obama, Reveals He’s Going to Mars
Yesterday (Oct. 3, 2016), Leonardo DiCaprio sat down with President Barack Obama and Dr. Katherine Hayhoe at the South by South Lawn festival held at the White House to discuss the immediate effects of global warming on the planet.
Obama said we as a civilization get an “incomplete” grade on our response to global warming, before adding that, “the good news is we can still pass the test.”
“I tend to be a cautious optimist about our ability to make change,” the president said, via ABC News.
“If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or science or empirical truths, and in my opinion you should not be allowed to hold public office,” DiCaprio stated.
At one point, Hayhoe made a joke while discussing the effects of global warming, saying, “The reality of it is, if you’re a human living on this planet — which most of us are, yeah? As long as we haven’t signed up for the trip to Mars. I don’t want to know if anyone has, I think you’re crazy.”
DiCaprio’s response? “I did.”
Now, before you start panicking, Musk’s earliest trip is aiming for 2022, and that’s not the 30-day, $200,000 tickets we’re guessing DiCaprio is referring to.
So, there should be plenty more on-screen DiCaprio before he rockets off to the red planet, hopefully screaming “I’m the king of the world!”