Tuesday this week Leaonardo DiCaprio spoke at the opening of the 2014 UN climate summit in New York. DiCaprios speech was humble and began with himself saying “”I stand before you not as an expert, but as a concerned citizen-” DiCaprio was also one of the 400 000 people marching the streets of New York for the government and the industries to take action for less green house-gass emissions.
Di Caprio claimes that we have reached a point where individuals can no longer make a difference by driving hybrids instead of fossil-fueled cars. He therefore pleads the government and the industries around the world to take action and change history, or else history will vilify them. He says “Honored delegates, leaders of the world.I pretend for a living, but you do not. The people made their voices heard on sunday around the world, and the momentum will not stop. But now it is your turn, the time to ansver human kinds greatest challange is now. We beg of you to face it with currage and honesty!”
In his speech DiCaprio tries to be a voice for the people and begs the leaders of the world to keep peoples lives in mind, and take responsibility. He claimes that it’s no longer enough to make people change lightbulbs and cars. We need to change our industries and find new ways to keep our economy running without relying on fossil fuels. As Leonardo DiCaprio says, ” This is now about our industries and our governments around the world taking decisive and large-scale action.”