The last year's hurricanes and tsunamis are just a forewarning of what is to comeLeonardo DiCaprio appeared yesterday at Oprah's chat show and warned Americans about the dangers of global warming. He said that the last year's hurricanes and tsunamis are just a terrifying forewarning of what is to come.
The Titanic star is taking these things seriously. He even mentioned figures, saying that America, which boasts five per cent of the world's population, produces 25 per cent of the globe's carbon emissions.
Leo's attitude prompted Oprah to tell him: "You feel like NOAH (biblical character who built an arc in preparation for a great flood) to me - you're like, 'Pay attention, pay attention, pay attention.'"
DiCaprio has bought an island off the Belize coast, where he plans to open an eco-hotel.
A friend of the star declared to the press:
"It is the perfect project for Leonardo. He wants to make money out of the island without destroying the environment.
The energy sources will be renewable and the island will be self-sustaining as much as possible.
He is drawing up plans which respect the wildlife and surrounding waters."
Let us just hope that his example will be followed.