Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is weighing in on politics again by suggesting people who doubt the left’s concept of climate change shouldn’t hold public office.
This would be the same Leonardo DiCaprio who thinks nothing of flying his private jet halfway around the world to accept awards for his environmental work.
The Hill reports:
DiCaprio: Climate change doubters shouldn’t hold public office
Politicians who don’t believe in climate change should not hold public office, said actor Leonardo DiCaprio Monday at the White House before the screening of his new climate documentary.
“The scientific consensus is in and the argument is now over,” DiCaprio said at the White House’s South By South Lawn event.
“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.”
DiCaprio screened his film “Before the Flood,” a documentary about climate change. Ahead of the screening, he spoke on a panel with President Obama.
Obama called for the development of new technologies to address climate change but stressed changes in policy and attitudes wouldn’t happen overnight.
“Climate change is almost perversely designed to be really hard to solve politically. It is a problem that creeps up on you,” Obama said.
“The political system in every country is not well-designed to do something tough now to solve a problem that people will really feel the impact of in the future.”
You know what’s a bigger concern to us when it comes to political candidates?
People who deny the Second Amendment. People who deny that there are only two genders.
Maybe Leo should just stick to making movies.