In 2014, DiCaprio spoke at the United Nations Climate Summit as a Messenger of Peace, concentrating on carbon emissions and “government subsidies for coal, gas and oil companies”.
But more recently, DiCaprio addressed the World Forum in Switzerland in January of this year to receive the Crystal Award, which is given specifically to “artists and cultural leaders who are helping to address the world’s humanitarian and environmental challenges”. In his speech, he states
“We simply cannot afford to allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity. Those entities with a financial interest in preserving this destructive system have denied, and even covered up the evidence of our changing climate. Enough is enough. You know better. The world knows better. History will place the blame for this devastation squarely at their feet.”
HOW DOES OIL IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT
The problem with drilling for oil are mainly the emissions and byproducts that are produced when you begin to burn petroleum products. They give off pretty toxic gases like Carbon Dioxide (C02), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
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