Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the UN Climate Summit
(Photos above: DiCaprio with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon [UNFacebook]; DiCaprio holding a placard at the UN Climate Summit [UNFacebook]; and DiCaprio walks at the Climate March in NYC - photo Linda Solomon Wood) The historic 2014 UN Climate Summit closed on Tuesday, September 23rd, amidst the intense ISIS situation with major American Armed Forces bomb strikes going off in Syria. The Summit was held just two days after the world's largest Climate March in history, where in New York, 400,000 turned out.
One attendee said on facebook, "Now that we have marched on the streets, let's march into the hearts and actions of the people. Move them to commit to some action in their lives to effect climate change."
A highlight at the UN Climate Summit was a speech by Leonardo DiCaprio, who also participated in the NYC Climate March, along with many other notables including Sting and Jane Goodall.
"Today, I have the privilege to speak at the United Nations #Climate2014 Summit where world leaders are expected to announce the bold steps they will take to tackle climate change. Thank you Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon," said DiCaprio.
"Now must be our moment for action," said DiCaprio. "Clean air and a livable climate are inalienable human rights."
Just last month the American actor and star of The Wolf of Wall Street traveled to Fort Chipewyan, Alberta in Canada to visit the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations downstream of the tar sands. While there, and standing alongside Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Chief Steve Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation and Sierra Club President Michael Brune, DiCaprio challenged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
"We took a moment to join the #IceBucketChallenge movement in support of the ALS Association. In addition to a donation from my foundation, I challenge Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper."
Way to go DiCaprio!