Leonardo DiCaprio Is Not Happy About The Presidential Debates

The Hollywood actor calls out the lack of climate change questions asked at the debates

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Ahead of the upcoming presidential election, the debates that have taken place between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump have been somewhat of a spectacle, with many celebrities taking to social media and offering their opinions.

Whilst issues of sexism and immigration have grasped the attention of Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio has recently spoken out to say that there has not been enough focus on the issues of climate change during the debates.

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At a recent screening of his environmental documentary, Before The Flood, the Academy Award-winning actor said that 'Not one question about climate change was asked during the presidential or vice presidential debates — not one.'

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Whilst this is partly true, with the sole question regarding the candidates' energy policy being asked at the town hall debate by an audience member, there's still a lack of urgency to discuss environmental policies.

As a climate change activist, this isn't the first time that DiCaprio has spoken out about environmental issues after he used his winning speech at the 2016 Oscars as a platform to discuss the subject.

Having spent three years travelling the world to create the documentary for National Geographic, the lack of discussion about climate issues in the recent debates have proven to be another cause for the actor to express an urgent call to action.

Whilst he admits that he's camp Hilary (you might be surprised to know that Trump is in fact skeptical about global warming) DiCaprio argues that voters must 'demand action from our elected officials and world leaders and vote for those who believe in the undeniable facts about climate change.'

Having fought for environmental issues to be brought to the forefront of our political and social lives, it would seem that unlike his final scene in Titanic, this is the one passion that DiCaprio is not willing to let go of.

Before The Flood will air on the National Geographic Channel on 30th October at 9pm

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