Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Global Warming But Flies Private Jets?!

dicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio has used this entire awards season to raise awareness about Global Warming, and his Oscar speech was no different. In fact, DiCaprio told the press that winning the Oscar was especially important because he could use a very wide audience to educate the public on the perils of our warming planet. But there’s a very significant contradiction looming over the A-listers speech, and it involves his questionable methods of travel. While he might encourage others to lighten their carbon load, ‘The Revenant’ star is doing no such thing. His preference for private jets was exposed in the Sony hacks, which indicated that he used the planet-warming travel choice six times in just six weeks. If you’re wondering what this means, the Essential Action and the Institute for Policy Studies indicate that “an hour of flying a private jet burns as much fuel as an entire year of driving a car.” Another study suggests that “flying turns out to be on average 50 times worse than driving in terms of a five-year warming impact.” DiCaprio’s Prius can’t possibly plug that leak. Global warming certainly a serious issue, and its great that shined a light on it. But he’s also a hypocrite, as are most people, that hypocrisy might warm our planet.