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Leo DiCaprio Urged World Leaders To Save The Planet In Powerful UN Speech


On Friday, actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations urging world leaders to take action on climate change.

He did so during the ceremony for the signing of the Paris Agreement, a landmark treaty between over 170 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward limiting global warming.

The United States was among the nations that signed the agreement, which appropriately occurred on Earth Day.

This is not the first time Leo spoke at the UN on the subject of climate change, but that didn't take away from the eloquence and pertinence of his words.

He said,

Leo gave this speech just a day after he was named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People," largely for his efforts to spread awareness on climate change.

He's not just a great actor, he's a true environmentalist who cares deeply about the world and the dynamic array of species that inhabit it.

Watch Leo's full speech below.

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