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Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Climate Change With President Barack Obama at SXSL

Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Climate Change With President Barack Obama at SXSL

Leonardo DiCaprio is all smiles while attending at South by South Lawn held at the White House on Monday (October 3) in Washington, D.C.

The 41-year-old actor was also joined on stage by President Barack Obama as well as climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, where the trio had a conversation about climate change.

During the discussion, Leo expressed that a presidential candidate who does not believe in climate change should not be allowed to hold office.

“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,” he said.

After the discussion, Leo premiered his new documentary about climate change, Before the Flood.

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  • Koos

    b,fvh ahj,fvb ,Jb,wvb ,JWFV zÑÇAbmjV …………………..?

  • Starburst

    I agree with Leo.. always. Nothing change it.

  • chaz

    Way to to Leo! We are all so proud of you!

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! The entire conversation was fantastic. Obama was so eloquent, as usual. Katherine H. is absolutely incredible – I hope Leo works with her on a project! Leo did such an amazing job – Bravo!
    Video of the entire conversation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1Y3Z5V6vc

  • Starburst

    I cannot help but want to respond reply to the idiots posting about money making schemes… I swear, it bothers me. I flagged her!

  • Starburst

    Okay, I blocked her… must be some OCD crap! I literally feel an urge to completely bitch the poster out… sorry.. ya anyway.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! Leo’s new IG! Great shot!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BLIHUEajr9U/

  • chaz

    I blocked her too

  • ruebensandwich

    leo flies all over in a private jet

  • bored babe

    OmG

  • bored babe

    Find a peace. What is your problem?

  • sky

    I’m surprised she didn’t go. I thought he would take her since he took Toni to Whitehouse. Smh

  • sky

    Are the models associated with Leo? If not , it’s okay. I follow Doutzen kroes. I’m not getting what u are insinuating.

  • Narima

    Can’t believe that story…. But maybe it’s true, I don’t know but Leo always said that he has a lot of fun when he was young!!!

  • chaz

    So who is she following now and what was on her latest post? I’m not following her.

    Editing cause I went and looked. She used to have her account on private but now it’s visible. I don’t know who she followed that’s new but based on who she follows and who she Could be following (people who we actually know are associated with Leo), I don’t think she only follows people associated with Leo. Or am I missing something? Half the stuff she writes about she has gotten from here. She’s no more in the loop than any of us, she just posts pics and puts in her opinions.

  • chaz

    So who is she following now and what was on her latest post? I’m not following her.

    Editing cause I went and looked. She used to have her account on private but now it’s visible. I don’t know who she followed that’s new but based on who she follows and who she Could be following (people who we actually know are associated with Leo), I don’t think she only follows people associated with Leo. Or am I missing something? Half the stuff she writes about she has gotten from here. She’s no more in the loop than any of us, she just posts pics and puts in her opinions.

  • Narima

    Because she is working for him…. She’s one of his PR!!

  • Narima

    Good job Leo, I have watched you on the news channels, that’s really great…. They made a report about your environmental activities !!! Great job Leo πŸ‘

  • Narima

    You

  • chaz

    It definitely shows how serious they are…she really is just a fling! I wonder if they are more friends now? We haven’t seen any hand holding pics in awhile

  • moviebuff

    I watched the entire discussion with Obama, Katherine, and Leo. I think Leo did a good job, but I was surprised by how he seemed to be a little nervous/shy when getting started. He had some nervous ticks, like rubbing his leg. It’s not rare to see that some actors are shy, but this kind of struck me that he needed to kind of get warmed up before he really settled in. I think his smoking probably has a lot to do with anxiety. That’s just my guess. It’s funny, but at the end of the day, he’s human like everyone else. He also played with his jacket/tummy area again at one point. This also seems to be a go-to fidget for him. Overall, I enjoyed the conversation more than I thought, and I was most impressed with Katherine. Obama and Leo got the headlines, but she is really a great asset for this movement.

  • moviebuff

    I watched the entire discussion with Obama, Katherine, and Leo. I think Leo did a good job, but I was surprised by how he seemed to be a little nervous/shy when getting started. He had some nervous ticks, like rubbing his leg. It’s not rare to see that some actors are shy, but this kind of struck me that he needed to kind of get warmed up before he really settled in. I think his smoking probably has a lot to do with anxiety. That’s just my guess. It’s funny, but at the end of the day, he’s human like everyone else. He also played with his jacket/tummy area again at one point. This also seems to be a go-to fidget for him. Overall, I enjoyed the conversation more than I thought, and I was most impressed with Katherine. Obama and Leo got the headlines, but she is really a great asset for this movement.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi Ladies! From BZ – thanks!
    So Leo spent the night in DC. I thought he would since his Dad flew out ftom LA. BZ, has a tweet from a girl on Leo’s flight – flying commercial two days in a row -,yeah!!!!

    Ny πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ ‏@_DarlingNikki 6m6 minutes ago
    @LeoDiCaprio is on my flight and I’m about to cry 😭😭😭😭

    πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ ‏@_DarlingNikki 1m1 minute ago But I can’t bring myself to talk to him. I know celebrities hate being bothered. So there’s that

    Ny πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ ‏@_DarlingNikki 2m2 minutes ago
    He so fine

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi Ladies! From BZ – thanks!
    So Leo spent the night in DC. I thought he would since his Dad flew out ftom LA. BZ, has a tweet from a girl on Leo’s flight – flying commercial two days in a row -,yeah!!!!

    Ny πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ ‏@_DarlingNikki 6m6 minutes ago
    @LeoDiCaprio is on my flight and I’m about to cry 😭😭😭😭

    πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ ‏@_DarlingNikki 1m1 minute ago But I can’t bring myself to talk to him. I know celebrities hate being bothered. So there’s that

    Ny πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ ‏@_DarlingNikki 2m2 minutes ago
    He so fine

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! From BZ – thanks!
    Leo in voting video!
    https://youtu.be/HhYgGudYJQI

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! From BZ – thanks!
    Leo in voting video!
    https://youtu.be/HhYgGudYJQI

  • also…

    What is it about? I can’t watch it now. Thanks

  • sky

    I’m sorry but I don’t think its just a fling.

  • sky

    I’m sorry but I don’t think its just a fling.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! The tweeter lives in NY.

  • also…

    Thanks. Orgy? Why am I not surprised?

  • also…

    Thanks. Orgy? Why am I not surprised?

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Katherine is amazing! The way she is able to talk about the issue in a way so that everybody can understand. I hope Leo works with her on a new environmental project.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Katherine is amazing! The way she is able to talk about the issue in a way so that everybody can understand. I hope Leo works with her on a new environmental project.

  • sky

    I bet Leo has done lots of orgies. Two~somes , three~somes , etc. Lol. I hope he’s being realllll careful.

  • AzureRose

    Interesting debate yesterday evening at the WH, these meetings are always useful to raise awareness among people.
    Hope that “……you should not be allowed to hold public office” will be Trump’s epitaph.
    DiCaprio looking good and elegant in dark suit, white shirt and natural hair.
    “It’s just like smoking…”. Listen, listen. Hehe

  • AzureRose

    Great, the DrunkTroll is gone and CandyTroll-ABC is back with her obsession.

  • also…

    He could still go to LA regardless. I really would love him to be away from sloppy bun for a while. 😏

  • also…

    I was wondering what happened to all the PDA sightings all of a sudden? There are sightings but no PDA? Maybe now that Leo is in the news again… 😏

  • also…

    Good job Leo. Great discussion. I can’t wait to watch this documentary. You can tell hes genuinely passionate about the environment and truly cares and wants to make a difference. Hes not perfect but hes done a lot of good for this cause and is nice to see the president support him. Katherine was so impressive. I notice the media is focusing on Leo’s trip to Mars lol

  • also…

    It’s funny how the trolls and Leda have nothing better to do than focus on Nina when she wasn’t even with him yesterday. Talk about obsessed and pathetic. Leo did a great thing yesterday and somehow Nina is still the focus of discussion for some. Smh. Hey troll and Leda … Leo will never date you. Get over it already.

  • Supreme

    Shut the fuck up with your Nina.

  • Soleus

    What video are you all talking about?

  • AzureRose

    LOL & LOL
    EDIT: LOL & LOL ahahah

  • pamplemousse

    And that’s just it. It’s a case of hate me cause you ain’t me. Can you imagine the reaction if he actually did marry her? I’d fear for the girl’s safety.

  • pamplemousse

    She does but I appreciate many of her posts.

  • chaz

    I don’t think it’s that serious though. If you compare to all his past gfs, they were constantly with his friends, family…unless he’s changing and she really is special to him I guess time will tell.

    How come you think it’s not just a fling or booty call type relationship

  • Soleus

    Do you have a link?

  • moviebuff

    He reacted to the Mars trip, but he didn’t even flinch when she made the smoking analogy. Part of me thinks Leo probably believes he’s more likely to dies from air pollution than smoking…He probably feels he’s been smoking so long the damage is done. He didn’t even react when the American Lung Association called him out on vaping….he just went back to smoking regular cigarettes. It’s sad to say, but he probably wouldn’t say anything unless he dies from it at a young age. OT- Ben Stiller wrote a wonderful awareness piece on his diagnosis with prostate cancer at the age of 48. It’s wonderful Ben did this because it raises awareness for men on a topic they don’t like to talk about, and he was so young when he was diagnosed.

  • moviebuff

    He looks GOOD in this video! Yay! But I have to say, after listening to Katherine Hayhoe yesterday, I really believe she is as effective as she is about climate change because she speaks about it in a way that everyone can understand, and she’s compassionate. Everyone wants a better future for their kids, and a clean world to live in. However, as Dr. Hayhoe and the President said, there are those that are struggling to make ends meet and it’s not that they don’t want to help, or that they aren’t “living in the modern world” they are just trying to survive. So I think for Leo – Mr. Hollywood who flies around on private planes (yay for flying commercial yesterday!) – he has to be really careful not to come off as unaware of the struggles this issue does pose for many. That’s what I think Dr. Hayhoe does so well. I agree with the hope that Leo should work with her more on this issue. I know he means well but….yeah… I get where some might shut down with him talking about climate change. Also, I don’t think he’s a good spokesperson for carbon tax at all! LOL. As soon as I saw him getting enthusiastic about that idea that scientists propose I was like Oh, boy.

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