Leonardo DiCaprio is passionate about us all not dying from global warming. If you'd prefer not to die, I'd just hear him out.
Here's the best part of his speech:
"To be clear, this is not about just telling people to change their light bulbs or to buy a hybrid car. This disaster has grown beyond the choices that individuals make. This is now about our industries and our governments around the world taking decisive, large-scale action.
Now must be our moment for action. We need to put a price tag on carbon emissions and eliminate government subsidies for oil, coal, and gas companies. We need to end the free ride that industrial polluters have been given in the name of a free-market economy. They do not deserve our tax dollars — they deserve our scrutiny, for the economy itself will die if our ecosystems collapse.
The good news is that renewable energy is not only achievable but good economic policy. This is not a partisan debate. It is a human one. Clean air and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is question of our own survival. This is the most urgent of times, and the most urgent of messages."