Navigation Links
DiCaprio Bites Back Over Eco 'Hypocrisy'

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has called upon the media to take message of environmental activists seriously and not seek to highlight inconsistencies in their personal lives .

Actoptrnot hit back at accusations of hypocrisy as he unveiled an eco-documentary he wrote, produced and narrated at the Cannes film festival.

Asked after the premiere of The 11th Hour whether he had taken a fuel-guzzling jet on his way to the French Riviera, the Titanic star spat back sarcastically "No, I took a train across the Atlantic".

When the British journalist followed up, saying that many stars used emission-heavy private jets while touting environmental protection, a testy DiCaprio countered that he had taken a commercial flight from New York.

"I try to travel commercial as much as I can," he said. DiCaprio later came back to the reporter, saying that he was irritated with the media for going after prominent environmentalists such as former US vice-president Al Gore (whose own film on global warming An Inconvenient Truth picked up an Oscar this year) for supposed inconsistency in their private lives.

"We're all trying the best we can, truly, we really are," he said. "Attacks on Al Gore for example I think are misdirected. Don't shoot the messenger, you know what I'm saying? If you're going to attack somebody on the way they conduct their life, let's talk about the big picture, let's see what big oil companies are doing.

"This person is truly trying to relay a message to the public and the way he travels and the way he leads his life should not be splayed out like that."

DiCaprio, who described himself as an environmentalist for the last decade, got into hot water in 2000 when activists said that part of a Thai national park was damaged during the shooting of his film The Beach. The crew denied the accusations.

US agenda
His film The 11th Hour presents a dozen experts arguin g that human society will be wiped out if global warming continues unabated. The film picks up many of the themes of An Inconvenient Truth, which was also an unexpected box office hit.

DiCaprio credited the picture with pushing the environment to the top of the US agenda.

"Certainly in the United States we are the ones that should set an example for the rest of the world. We are the most powerful democracy on the planet and we're also the largest polluters simultaneously," he said.

While Gore's film was an account of his personal crusade to change American public opinion about the urgency of the pollution crisis one audience at a time, The 11th Hour attempts to tackle even bigger questions.

DiCaprio brings in British physicist Stephen Hawking, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Kenyan Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai to argue his case that Western society should "consume less and live more".

Spliced between the interviews are apocalyptic visions of gurgling volcanoes, massive mudslides and clubbed baby seals, all set against images of America's insatiable consumerism. DiCaprio said, despite the film's tone, he was optimistic about humanity's fate.

"I'm happy to be a part of this generation that talks about an issue that affects so many generations after us like global warming does. It's probably the biggest movement in human history, if done right," he said.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. When Man Bites Man
2. Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites
3. Kids More Prone To Mosquito Bites
4. Insect Bites Among Children Do Not Warrant Medical Attention In Most Cases
5. Deadly Skin Cancer Bites the Rich Harder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids ... Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, ... run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning ... Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  True Health, a leader in integrated ... during National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate ... Research recently published ... more than 10 million American women are at ... or BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... 2017   Provista, a proven leader in ... in purchasing power, today announced a new resource area ... Newsroom is the online home for case studies, ... bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 ... of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de ... The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated ... provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: