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‘A leader of our time’: DiCaprio meets Greta Thunberg, promises to support her

  • 11/02/2019 10:36 am ET Sneha Konda
Leonardo DiCaprio meets Greta Thunberg, calls her 'Leader of Our Time'

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Greta Thunberg has made quite a few high profile fans on her climate strike journey. And as she joined young people in the latest edition of school strikes in the streets of Los Angeles, Hollywood caught up with the 16-year-old.

Thunberg spent time with Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also a fierce environmental activist.

The Academy Award winning-actor, who has spent years (and millions) working to protect the environment through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, took to Instagram to share his meeting with the superstar Swedish climate activist. He also said that she, “has become a leader of our time.”

He warned, “History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted.”

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There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture

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“I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet,” his post with over 3 million likes and counting, read.

Although she has met several popular figures on her trip to the U.S., a meeting with President Trump is not high on her list of priorities. On her appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” when the host Ellen DeGeneres asked Greta if she’d consider trying to help President Trump understand climate change. Thunberg responded with a succinct, “I just think it would be a waste of time, really.”


 

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