Leonardo DiCaprio flew by private jet to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to attack the “greed” of the energy industry, while demanding more action on climate change.

In a speech to world leaders, business chiefs, and campaigners, DiCaprio called for more action in the battle against global warming and called out the energy industry for denying the problem. Fossil fuels, he insisted, must be kept in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change. “We simply cannot afford to allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity,” DiCaprio explained. “Those entities with a financial interest in preserving this destructive system have denied, and even covered up the evidence of our changing climate… Enough is enough. You know better. The world knows better. History will place the blame for this devastation squarely at their feet.

The solution, DiCaprio believes, is to severely trim humanity’s carbon emissions. The world’s oil, gas, and coal reserves should be left in the ground: “Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. Twenty years ago, we described this problem as an addiction. Today, we possess the means to end this reliance.” This comes after reports from WikiLeaks last year, where published e-mails revealed the A-list actor took six private flights between New York and Los Angeles in just six weeks back in 2014.

How can anyone take these people seriously? WE, the little people, have to reduce our “carbon footprint” but its OK for this Douche to jet around the world wagging his finger at us. Either practice what you preach or get lost. Enough IS enough, you’re just an actor, take your trophy and leave the rest of us alone.

Related: Hundreds of Private Jets Delivered People to Davos. Also, It’s Climate Change Day at Davos.

  1. Do As I Say says:

    As bad as Harrison Ford who reportedly said “I’m so passionate about flying I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger.”

  2. noname says:

    Fact is Methane (CH 4) is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the United States from human activity. If we are to save the world and prevent embarrassment, congress if not the world court must require everyone to wear carbon filter fart pants! Obi-Wan Kenobi. Our Only Hope

  3. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Whats the point of this and similar ab hominem attacks?

    The SUPPOSED hypocrisy of the speaker’s life style has NOTHING TO DO WITH the validity of his statement.

    Utterly assinely STUPID to post otherwise.

    ……………..know what I mean?

    • Hmeyers says:

      If I were very vocal about water conservation in California …

      And then I left my hose on all day long letting water run out into the street …

      How would you feel about me?

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        That you were a big fat prick……….and I’d report you to the water cops.

        Hmmm….maybe you are right. All world leaders should walk or hitch hike to Davos to solve the world problems.

        You aren’t dullwitted HM==why the submission to stupid propaganda?

  4. Ah_Yea says:

    It’s just a PR stunt. DiCaprio and company using Davos as a forum to expand their popularity. Not one of them are serious about climate change.

    All wanna be Bono.

  5. Hmeyers says:

    @Bobbo …

    Here is a video for you: 2009 – Al Gore says Arctic will be ice free in 5-7 years.

    Now, I don’t have a position on the issue and think cutting down on emissions and reducing use of fossil fuel should be a number 1 priority anyway.

    But asshats like Al Gore and Dicaprio — who really don’t know jackshit about science — aren’t really on my list of people I would spent time listening to.

    • The Earth says:

      Here is what you need to know …

      Pollution – bad.

      Global Climate Change/Global Warming/Global Cooling/et al. – Good.

      This is what I do, why you are sentient, and able to ponder what I do. You won’t be “fixing” my climate, only enslaving your own culture. Good luck with that.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Hucksters, advocates, and deniers are present with EVERY ISSUE you can name.

      should fraudulent cancer cures stop the search for a cancer cure?

      HM===wise up. don’t be a stooge to every easy argument/association that is made.

      Let: THE TRUTH be your guide.

      Algore and others should be listened to for the TRUTH of what they have to say.

      Easy. Don’t be misled.

      • Hmeyers says:

        I’m not “swayed”.

        I haven’t seen anything clear cut that “proves” humans are causing global warming or demonstrates a precise mechanism, but I don’t dismiss the idea either.

        None of this stops me from pointing out “Baffle them with bullshit” is not science.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          You do recognize there will never be “proof” that co2 is a green house gas? Its just the best evidence available. The kind that you use all the time for everything else you do. Anthropomorphic Global Warming even one more step removed.

          Its like cancer. No proof tobacco kills either.

          Is that the cocoon you are comfortable in????

    • MikeN says:

      In 2006, he said that in ten years if nothing is done, Earth will become a frying pan.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        So what?

        Is Algore a reknowed SCIENTIST who with his other similarly qualified, trained, and active associates have studied this issue their entire lives?

        …………….or ………..

        Is he a well known Huckster that only shills and idiots use for any purpose at all?

        YOU are quoting him. ………………. Why??

        • MikeN says:

          He’s the one who won the Nobel Prize, and is still used in school curricula to spread propaganda.

    • McCullough says:

      I thought about posting this, but decided not to invade bobbo’s “safe space”.

      Besides, the screeching SJW did apologize for her stupid behavior, although I still think she should have been fired.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        What safe space is that? I am as near an absolutist free speech advocate as any reasonable person can be.

        What I thought was: That prof is full of herself. Someone from HR should set her down and read her the riot act.

        Is there any other safe zone? High and dry islands free from oceans of rising discontent?

        • McCullough says:

          She is supposed to be teaching journalists about their 1st amendment rights to free speech. Not squelching it to protect some crybabies.


          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            I agree. So…… the safe zone is her tenure?

          • McCullough says:

            As far as I know, she doesn’t have tenure. Tenure is bullshit anyway.

        • MikeN says:

          > I am as near an absolutist free speech advocate as any reasonable person can be.

          While supporting the government’s having the power to ban books.

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Lyin’ as you can hardly ever avoid Micky, still, usually you have some misunderstood past posting in mind.

            So……….what book did I puke on? I don’t recall any……. and right now, can’t think of any that I would.

            Ooops!—you’re right: The Bible. No reason to poison peoples minds with such babble.

            Good call.

          • MikeN says:

            That was the government’s argument in Citizen’s United, which the Supreme Court disagreed with, and likely turned the case.

      • Hmeyers says:

        I never had Bobbo pegged as a SJW or against free speech.

        I also don’t believe in “social justice warriors” and I do think Black Lives Matters is awesome — so …

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          Ha, ha. My new and improved nom de flame on another blog is bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Social Warrior.

          I have become more strident on AGW or CC as we enter the current Anthropocene. Odds are: our great grandkiddies are all gonna die. Not an absolute as yet. Probably the destruction of our civilization over the globe.

          Hoomans can’t think past their own noses. Given the lag time of 30 years for co2 poisoning to evidence itself, and…………we are all dead.

          Hooray for the Koch Brothers covering up the science that could have saved us.

          …………..and so forth.

          Black Lives do Matter. Its a linguistics thing.

          • MikeN says:

            If you really believed that, then you should be advocating for nuclear power.

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Hey Timmy: excellent ramp up, but Bad Jump.

            Nothing to worry about you say: just put all the coastal cities on houseboats.

            Good Call.

  6. The Fiat Predator says:

    DiCaprio is simply doing his best to support the fiat currency transition from petro dollars to carbon credits. This assures his pile remains large and retains economic value.

    Everything else is garbage propaganda designed to call the sheep to the barn.

  7. B. Dog says:

    He’s been brainwashed by the commies. Still, I sure liked him in The Aviator. Thanks, Leonardo.

    Thank you McCollough for being savvy enough to know that there is crap going down in Davos. For comments wittier than these local ones, check out the ZeroHedge comments. Hey, while you are there, check out the fashions. Do some of these idiots look like Bond villains to you?

  8. Michael says:

    Get your talking points here: Generates random American political rhetoric. Fire your speechwriters and win some elections.

  9. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    I read about 10 of those. I thought Davos was more about what the Billionaires wanted? Might have that confused with the Bilderberg group meetings, but I don’t think so. Maybe the quotes are from the Clown Circus set up by the MegaBillionaires to hide in plain site their misanthropic endeavors.

    The Already Too Rich are /if not already/ destroying our Country along with the rest of the world.

    Everybody should work “to get rich” but when you make suppliers sign a “anti-anti coal” pledge to get Koch Bros business so that Koch Bros than make an additional Billion Dollars===THATS NOT wanting to get rich. Its mental illness.

    And too many saps, many posting here, support such self destructive positions.

    “I see stupid people everywhere.” M Knight bobbo.

    • noname says:

      “I thought Davos was more about what the Billionaires wanted?”

      What the Billionaires want is more of what little the 99% have, money.

      How do Billionaires get the 99% to “willingly” give up more of their earnings, in one word “rhetoric”. Why is a Billionaire winning over many of the GOP voters, “rhetoric”!

      To placate and persuade the 99% to do anything, it takes, “rhetoric”! To sell people on false dreams, Billionaires need to know the talking points, people want to hear.

      It’s not that the Billionaires believe in the “rhetoric”, it the facts that people do believe in the “rhetoric” that enables Billionaires to get rich and screw over the 99%.

      People are so frustrated, people can’t stand what is sound doctrine (it’s too slow, requires self-discipline, it’s not convenient, …). Instead, to suit people’s own desires, people only listen to those people (Billionaires) who say what their itching ears want to hear!

      So to be listened too, Billionaires need talking points and that’s what Davos in part is about!

      • Hmeyers says:

        “Why is a Billionaire winning over many of the GOP voters, “rhetoric”!”

        Yes, it’s true.

        Trump at least knows what the right words are and what people in the country are concerned about.

        Bernie also falls in that group.

        Washington politicians don’t understand the rest of the country. Washington D.C., everyone is wealthy, has job security and is always in an economic boom! Poor people cannot afford to live there.

        Trump didn’t need the money, but did The Apprentice for 10 years because he enjoys being around regular people.

        It’s called people skills. Most billionaires and elites wouldn’t know what to do around regular people.

        I prefer Trump over Bernie because I don’t think Bernie would have the willpower to enact his agenda and Bernie’s agenda would require an efficient and effective federal government — our federal government is ineffective.

        Trump = center left nationalist citizens first
        Bernie = left left nationalist citizens first

        • MikeN says:

          Bernie flipflopped and now supports immigration from Mexico, amnesty, and all the rest. Before he was talking about helping the poor Americans not having their wages cut by competition.

          Trump also flipflopped in favor of amnesty, but the media is painting the opposite impression.

        • RADIO FREE CRIMEA says:

          The developers were going to build a Planet Hollywood in the city. That was before the Washington Planet Bankruptcy deal. Of course they funded new trucks and weapons systems for ISIS. Russia gets billions to fund space programs. Stuck in Michigan? Taps have sewage coming out. That’ll create more state and city hall jobs, fixing the problem by making it worse with EPA help from Washington. Send people $4500 to trade in junk cars to create jobs and buy new boats. Navy is creating new jobs in replacement glass business in NJ. Bust out your windows and break out the ladders.

      • Hmeyers says:

        By the way, some have described Trump’s takeover of the GOP nomination (despite being a “center left” candidate) similar to what Bloomberg did in New York running as mayor as Republican.

        And to some extent, Bernie falls into this as well being an independent and not a member of the Democratic Party.

        Both the Republican and Democratic party are historically weak and none of their bases are particularly happy with their party’s performance.

        Both parties had coronation, money train, aloof candidates (Jeb and Hillary) with no interest in the issues that the rank and file voters in their parties care about.

        Jeb’s plan was suck up all the money.
        Hillary’s plan was not debate and hide until she got the nomination.

        Howz that working out?

        • MikeN says:

          Is it a sin to enjoy what Donald is doing to Jeb?

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          Trump only “appeals” to 30% of the Republicans or 30% of 30% or 10% of the American Public. He also has the highest negative rating….give or take with Hilary.

          Rhetoric. Yes…. and Trump is based on the voting Puke base recognizing after 40 years of lies that the Republican don’t deliver what they promise.

          Sadly, it will take another 40 years for the same dumb F*cks to recognize they CAN’T HAVE what they want.


          • MikeN says:

            He’s appealing to a lot more than 30% of Republicans. I thought it was just his typical behavior when he declared “I’m going to win! Get used to it!”

            Turns out it was genius on his part. The party elites have started to cave and are starting to support him because they don’t want to be left out.

        • MikeN says:

          Bloomberg bought the nomination with money. Trump hasn’t spent very much. He won it with ideas.

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Ha, ha: yes, building a wall and making Mexico pay for it.

            Great Idea.

            Actually, for most of the rest, I’m with HMyers on it. Surprisingly rational/centrist Trump most likely is and rich enough to not be bought by his golf buddies. THAT is a good thing.

            Something I haven’t seen said anywhere else, a bobboriginal: Trumps wealth is based on USA properties. He has no ability/interest in outsourcing that Empire. Makes him truly unique among the Already Too Rich and why he isn’t going after MediCare, Social Security, and isn’t for Welfare for the Mega Banks.

            I think more than any other candidate, Trump is set up for assassination.

            The Already Too Rich are that nasty.

          • NewFormatSux says:

            Why shouldn’t we believe the author of The Art of the Deal could get Mexico to pay for the wall? He got the media to pay for his campaign?

      • RADIO FREE CRIMEA says:

        Swiss are saving sanity one vote at a time.

        Soon there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Carlin was right. Our whole purpose was to make plastic and now the planet doesn’t need us.

  10. MikeN says:

    France should have said, he’s right, and then impounded his jet.


    As part of Mr. Lee’s good neighbor policy, all Rat Things are programmed never to break the sound barrier in a populated area. But Fido’s in too much of a hurry to worry about the good neighbor policy.
    Jack the sound barrier. Bring the noise.

    Chapter 65 Snow Crash

    NJ could have a boom economy again. Bring on the pain!


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