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DiCaprio’s Climate Battle Clashes with Lavish Lifestyle

The interview, tied to the release of his new film “The Revenant,” isn’t your ordinary star profile. The writer focuses as much on the movie as DiCaprio’s environmental activism. He’s arguably Hollywood’s most vocal climate change alarmist. He constantly warns us about the dangers we face if we don’t act now.

DiCaprio doesn’t just talk about the cause. He starred and produced the 2007 documentary “The 11th Hour” about global warming and other perils facing the planet. His next, as yet untitled documentary, promises similar themes.

Off screen, DiCaprio appears less concerned about his environment impact. The following are quotes from the Parade feature interspersed with news snippets tied to his lavish lifestyle.

“We’re digging our own ecological grave.”

Even now, [DiCaprio’s] 7,000-square-foot retro retreat [in Palm Springs] harks back to the 1960s Rat Pack era with its low-slung ceilings and glass walls … The desert dwelling features six bedrooms, seven-and-a-half bathrooms, and a swimming pool with pool house, tennis court and glass pavilion.

“It relates to what is going on in today’s world in a much more destructive manner taking over nature for our own luxuries.”

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has taken over one of the world’s largest superyachts in order to watch the World Cup in style. DiCaprio and more than 20 friends are said to have taken over the 482-foot Topaz, worth £400million, while staying in Brazil for the football tournament….The stunning vessel features a deck top jacuzzi, a swimming pool, fitness hall, cinema and large conference room. And if getting to the games is a problem, the yacht also has not one, but two helicopter landing pad.

“What we’re now doing to the natural world is a thousand times more destructive than it’s ever been before.”

RadarOnline said that several documents relating to Sony corporate travel records show the Titanic and Wolf Of Wall Street star took six private roundtrip private jet flights during April and May 2014. 

Each time the studio picked up the cost of the plane as well as catering and car service at the departure and arrival destinations. 

“We’re changing our climates irreparably, and climate change lasts tens of thousands, if not millions, of years.”

MailOnline can report that DiCaprio took at least 20 trips across the nation and around the world this year alone – including numerous flights from New York to Los Angeles and back, a ski vacation to the French Alps, another vacation to the French Riviera, flights to London and Tokoyo to promote his film Wolf of Wall Street, two trips to Miami and trip to Brazil to watch the World Cup.

“The idea of pursuing material objects your whole life is absolutely soulless.”

The top quote belongs to DiCaprio, who was paid $25 million up front for The Wolf of Wall Street. But this came with a catch: It also included his producing fee, and budget overruns meant he had to defer some of his salary.

The actor owns properties on both coasts. His Tinseltown compound lies in the Hollywood Hills, comprised of two adjoining land parcels (one purchased from Madonna ) and touting a massive basketball court the movie star built. He also owns two Malibu beachfront homes, including a seven-bedroom Malibu Colony home asking $75,000 per month in rent.

An inquisitive journalist might want to press the actor on these inconsistencies. If DiCaprio wants to use his celebrity bully pulpit, then he should be ready to defend himself.

Then again, fellow climate change alarmist Mark Ruffalo essentially said those questions aren’t fair. “Anyone who attacks Leonardo DiCaprio is either a coward or an ideologue,” the “Avengers” star said during a Climate Change rally in 2014 where both he and DiCaprio spoke.

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25 Comments

  1. The lack of self-awareness is astonishing.

    Part of the issue is that these people have been trained to believe that all that’s required of them is that they work on “awareness” and that awareness is as good or better than actually doing something about the problem.

    In their own minds, they may actually be quite important to the effort to save the planet and have absolutely no idea why anybody would look twice at the way they live.

  2. That’s right, Ruffalo. Anyone who expects DiCaprio or any other sanctimonious preening Hollywood narcissist to practice what he preaches (let alone actually know a freaking thing about what he’s yapping about) is a “coward.” Twit.

  3. And he’s a moron, to boot. In his global warming movie, he goes on and on about our destruction of old growth forests (which I would protect for a different reason). But the fact is, old growth forests are done growing; they do not absorb carbon any more.

    If he was serious about eliminating carbon dioxide, he would cut down the old growth forests to make room for carbon-hungry new growth.

  4. Every single one of these AGW screechers would never live the life they propose that we live. The biggest hypocrites with the biggest carbon footprints around.
    They deserve constant ridicule on all forms of media 24/7 until they STFU.

    1. I could not have said it any better! It insults me that they tell us what to do and while keep up with their polluting lifestyle. Either they did not learn anything or they don’t give a rat’s a**.

  5. Look at the way this article is worded. ‘Massive’ Baskeball court. U mean a refulation sized court just like every other court… U could have all those things and be carbon neutral… not in todays world but one day…. small potatoes…. i am told there are 5 freighter ships polluting more than all the worlds cars. We need to get industry onside. WE NEED POLICY!!! Yes they live excessively but Millionaire Celebs are small potatoes.

  6. lol. for real?

    he made his money fair & square. he didn’t have to fund private prisons; the military complex; wall street; the drug war; pharmaceutical industries; etc. you know. evil entities that the US government is in bed with.

    yup; people like watching him in movies ; so he got rich. imagine that.
    isn’t that America 101?
    make money!
    start teaching spiritually instead of imperialism then?
    leo is bad for making money; and el chapo is evil for selling drugs? lol!
    they are just playing the game like any SMART individual does!
    profit profit profit; that is what makes the world go round; right?

    of course not. if you are not a sociopath.

    he is saying WE; when really it is not we at all; but the tycoons who run the world. sure, most humans are wasteful; and he is definitely uber wealthy. 1% er wealthy? don’t be silly. whatever small luxuries he affords himself are dwarfed by the terrorists funding wars of all natures; spend more time analyzing them. ( the US government)

      1. i am sure you are still trying to figure out alot!

        it’s ok!

        if you are a baby boomer give yourself 20 more years; they are a little slow!

    1. think you might be missing the point skippy

      not sure anyone is angry at him for being rich – he paid his dues, he’s actually a talented actor, and now he’s successful – *i* certainly don’t begrudge him his wealth

      but the whole “we need to save the earth” speech while taking his CO2 spewing luxury private jet back and forth from left to right coasts seems kind of hypocritical, don’tcha think? (see, Farrell, John / Øbama, Barack / etc) – talking about people being bad for pursuing material things from a guy who owns how many homes? (see FatShitMoore, Michael) – savvy?

      1. no; i don’t think it is hypocritical. you are worried about his jet?
        i am worried about ALL the jets the US bombs countries with every day ( not including all their other toxic trash environmental destruction they bring) the sheer amount of pollution the US military achieves is mind boggling. that is not even including domestic environmental destruction of our government. ( fracking; GMO support; water control; etc)

        leo is calling THAT out. his jet? give me a break lol.
        this author seems jealous or upset ; over concern for the environment. so much time dedicated to attacking at actor; instead of the entities who actually run the evil show.

        now if you can show me he supports Monsanto; police Unions; the military; THAT would make him a hypocrite. i have a long list of hypocrites in the white house though who have cause our world far more destruction that leo’s “jets” 😉

        1. to be fair, *I* am not concerned about his jet – hell, i don’t care what he does with his money

          I AM concerned about his hypocrisy – using that yacht while complaining about people “taking over nature for our own luxuries” / owning multiple properties while complaining about the “pursuit of material objects” / complaining about “what we’re doing is a 1000 times more destructive” while taking private round trip flights, not to mention limos and such

          i don’t begrudge him his wealth, his lavish lifestyle, or anything like it – i begrudge him lecturing ME about those things while doing them himself, that’s all

          as for “white house hypocrites” – yeah, i’m with you on that 🙂

          1. very well; he certainly lives an infinitely more lavish lifestyle than a large majority of people and i suppose that there is indeed hypocrisy in chastising us for living our mundane lives. though; i honestly feel that when he says “we” he is honestly addressing the people that are actually truly annihilating planet Earth. you clearly know well as i, that we play a very small part in environmental harm compared to some entities that have power in the world.. i chose to disregard the “we” and place that “we” on the obvious criminals in control of those actions.

            i mean….”The top one-tenth of 1 percent” of Americans “own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent.”

            we? or them?
            😉

          2. while i *do* agree that we need to change our lifestyles and are having some negative impact on the earth, i’m def not the “world is ending” kind of hysterical that some people are…

            we *should* also look at the shite China is spewing into the air…that place is, like, under a permanent fog of pollution for sure

      2. “The top one-tenth of 1 percent” of Americans “own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent.”

        leo is not that top 1 percent. everyone angry at celebrities are being played HARD

    2. Are you retarded? The guy travels the earth in gas guzzling yachts, private planes and uses probably an order of magnitude more energy than the average person.

      Then he has the gall to criticize materialism, consumption and society’s use of energy.

      It’s a joke.

  7. I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the folks who claim I need to change my much more modest lifestyle start acting in their personal lives as if it really were such an existential threat. Until then, I hold that it’s nothing more than preening jackasses trying to bring back sumptuary laws.

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