Leonardo DiCaprio Delivers Emotional Earth Day Speech At United Nations

"You will either be lauded by future generations, or vilified by them."

On Friday, Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a powerful speech on climate change at the United Nations.


It was a historic day as representatives from over 170 countries came together at the United Nations to sign the Paris Agreement. 

The Paris Agreement will aim to slow  global warming by limiting emissions from greenhouse gases and will also help the people most affected by the recent changes in temperature.

According to Mashable, this is "a record for the most signatories to any international agreement in history on the first day it was open for signature." 

Even though a historic number of countries agreed to sign the agreement, DiCaprio expressed how important it is that the delegates keep pushing for change.

He stated in his speech that there needs to be a new level of thinking and "collective consciousness" involved with energy. 

He went on that there needs to be a "massive change," whereby we leave fossil fuels in the ground and turn our focus to renewable energy and clean fuels.

You can watch his speech below.

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