Leonardo DiCaprio warns: ‘We literally have a nine year window’ to stop climate change – ‘There’s a ticking clock’

From Climate Depot

DiCaprio: “I have a foundation for 20 years. I have to go to Glasgow. I got to see world leaders make some pretty big commitments, but just like in this movie, there’s a ticking clock. I think there is a global sense of anxiety that the powers that be, the private sector, the governments, are not making the transition fast enough. We literally have a nine year window.” … “Our governments, the governments of the world, must work together as a community species and we must evolve as a species to address this problem.”

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Flashback: Earth ‘serially doomed’: The official history of climate ‘Tipping Points’ began in 1864 – A new ‘global warming’ 12-year deadline from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

By: Marc Morano – Climate Depot

January 19, 2022

Via CodeList & Tomatazos: 

By Arturo Lopez Gambit

Excerpt:

In an interview with dead line, DiCaprio spoke about his career as an actor and environmental activist, since many already know that one of his great concerns is the future of the planet, as he announced in his Oscar acceptance speech in 2016, after winning in the category Best Actor for Revenant.

DiCaprio: “I have had two great passions in my life. That has been taking action, and protecting the natural world and spreading the message about the climate crisis. I have a foundation for 20 years. I have to go to Glasgow. I got to see world leaders make some pretty big commitments, but just like in this movie, there’s a ticking clock. I think there is a global sense of anxiety that the powers that be, the private sector, the governments, are not making the transition fast enough. We literally have a nine year window.”

“And there was also, you know, a period of time where people and consumers were forced to recycle and buy hybrid cars and make changes in their own lives, which is incredibly important. But when you really start to break this down, there are 100 companies that produce 70 percent of the world’s emissions. There are massive industries that are polluting our atmosphere, and the private sector needs to step up. Our governments, the governments of the world, must work together as a community species and we must evolve as a species to address this problem.”

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Earth ‘serially doomed’: The official history of climate ‘Tipping Points’ began in 1864 – A new ‘global warming’ 12-year deadline from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

Climate Tipping Points date back to at least 1864

“As early as 1864 George Perkins Marsh, sometimes said to be the father of American ecology, warned that the earth was ‘fast becoming an unfit home for its “noblest inhabitant,”’ and that unless men changed their ways it would be reduced ‘to such a condition of impoverished productiveness, of shattered surface, of climatic excess, as to threaten the depravation, barbarism, and perhaps even extinction of the species.’” —MIT professor Leo Marx

Earth “Serially Doomed”
Perhaps the best summary of the tipping-point phenomenon comes from UK scientist Philip Stott. “In essence, the Earth has been given a 10-year survival warning regularly for the last fifty or so years. We have been serially doomed,” Stott explained. “Our post-modern period of climate change angst can probably be traced back to the late-1960s, if not earlier. By 1973, and the ‘global cooling’ scare, it was in full swing, with predictions of the imminent collapse of the world within ten to twenty years, exacerbated by the impacts of a nuclear winter.”

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January 20, 2022 2:14 am
bill Johnston
Reply to  Philip Mulholland
January 20, 2022 7:49 am

Is that bovine flatulence?

High Treason
Reply to  bill Johnston
January 20, 2022 12:47 pm

More like blowing too loud and getting bovine excrement coming out. Makes sense that a blow-hard pushes out hot air backed by bovine excrement.

Bob Hunter
Reply to  Philip Mulholland
January 20, 2022 10:25 am

Says something about DiCaprio when filming the Revenant, he makes a comment about Alberta’s dramatic change in temperature in a 24 hr period is due to climate change. And still repeats the comment again and again even after he was informed the ‘dramatic’ change in temperature has been happening in Alberta for centuries. Indians have a word for the phenomena “Chinook”

MarkW
Reply to  Bob Hunter
January 20, 2022 11:58 am

He sounds a lot like griff. He is incapable of allowing facts to change his opinion.

Bill Powers
Reply to  MarkW
January 20, 2022 1:08 pm

His is not an opinion it is a secular religious fervor, ‘cepting he is not willing to give up all his worldly goods for his beliefs. Just yours and mine.

Richard Page
Reply to  MarkW
January 20, 2022 2:42 pm

DiCaprio, like Griffy, is a bear of very little brain – enough up top to regurgitate stuff he’s been spoon-fed but not much else really going on.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Bob Hunter
January 20, 2022 7:26 pm

You missed the punchline to his chinook misdiagnosis.
He then went on to describe how they flew the entire movie production to Argentina to get some final shots with real snow
9000miles, an entire production
Just for a couple shots.

Ric
January 20, 2022 2:17 am

Guys, please feel free to add yet another scary “deadline” to the gallery of failed climate catastrophe predictions. By the way, do you have a dedicated page for that yet?

Climate believer
Reply to  Ric
January 20, 2022 4:22 am

This is amusing:

https://extinctionclock.org

fretslider
Reply to  Climate believer
January 20, 2022 4:31 am

That logo looks suspiciously like the logo for XR

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  fretslider
January 20, 2022 12:58 pm

It’s taking the mick out of XR.
Extinction Clock is a brilliant reference for winding up greenies

Martin
Reply to  Climate believer
January 20, 2022 7:48 am

Very amusing but I have a question about the first entry on that site.
How can 80% of a species be extinct?

I do not think that word means what they think it means.

Lil-Mike
Reply to  Martin
January 20, 2022 9:10 am

Consider that 99.999% of all species which have inhabited the earth have gone extinct. Any one species only exists for a maximum of around a million years.

When a species goes extinct, its rarely the massive kill-off of a meteor event. Its typically clam species A was suffering parasitism from some nematode species X, however within clam species A a more successful variant, member became subspecies Awhich was resistant to nematode. Subspecies A had a reproduction efficacy of 1.001, where as species A had a reproduction efficacy of 0.99 Thus over several thousand years, species A went extinct, subspecies Abecame the dominant species of clam in that environment. Of course one member of the species nematode X evolved to be a more successful parasite X, and so on and so on for about 541 million years.

But every damn plant and animal which has ever lived is playing this same game. You, Me, the ostriches and oysters and every creeping thing which creepeth across the earth, swims in the seas, or slithers through the mud.

We all live our lives, and perish. We all have a slightly different genetics from our parents. Sometimes our genetics provides a slight, very slight advantage that causes us to wean slightly more successful offspring—than average—more successful offspring which carry that genetic trait. Those offspring become more successful than their peers. The more successful offspring eventually replace the less successful peers. Over hundreds of thousands of years, those more successful offspring have evolved to a degree which they can be deemed a separate species from the original root stock. The old less successful species are no longer to be found, they are considered extinct.

Was it some cruel catastrophic event? No, they quietly failed to reproduce viable offspring and were replaced by a more successful species.

Lil-Mike
Reply to  Lil-Mike
January 20, 2022 9:27 am

I tried to write this as subspecies A – prime, (with the accent-grave character) however this was interpreted by the webpage as change font.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Lil-Mike
January 20, 2022 1:38 pm

It appears, from the present “dumbed down” of OUR species, that the reverse is happening, and the ‘least successful’ have taken over..

Sara
Reply to  sturmudgeon
January 20, 2022 3:28 pm

But the least successful never seem to last, dont’cha know?

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Climate believer
January 20, 2022 1:34 pm

Great! Thanks.

Martin
Reply to  Ric
January 20, 2022 6:46 am
Joao Martins
Reply to  Ric
January 20, 2022 9:28 am

to add yet another scary “deadline” to the gallery of failed … ” students.

willem post
Reply to  Ric
January 20, 2022 9:38 am

His 9 years is is pretty close.

I spent some time calculating, held my wet finger in the air, took a handful of sand to determine wind direction, and I came up with 9.3 years

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  willem post
January 20, 2022 10:10 am

You could have added several decimal places of precision had you read some chicken entrails.

whatlanguageisthis
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 20, 2022 11:10 am

Chicken entrails? I don’t think so. Every proper scholar of the paranormal arts knows it is either unicorn fingers or dragon feathers to get good results in prognosticating the future. And the only way to share this learned information is in symbolically laden prose.

DonM
Reply to  whatlanguageisthis
January 20, 2022 12:16 pm

In ‘The Witcher’ they put a new spin on it.

The helper eats a portion of the recently deceased; the helper is immediately gutted; they read the entrails; then they know what they want to know about the recently deceased.

No unicorn fingers needed.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  DonM
January 20, 2022 1:41 pm

ERROR! ERROR! The ‘entrails’ would be unaltered for some time..

Max P
Reply to  sturmudgeon
January 21, 2022 11:19 am

For the most accurate and precise reading of entrails I recommend the use of an ACME #10 Bone Rattle and the ample use of ACME ‘woke-blend’ Zombie Dust preferred by 97% of Witch Doctors world wide.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Ric
January 20, 2022 1:23 pm

I have been following this nonsense for decades and am finally approaching the age at which I might not live long enough, even 9 years, to observe another catastrophic doomsday prediction bite the climate dust.

At least deCrapio has given me an attainable goal. Although, everybody already knows that at some point in the next 8 years he will proclaim a near certain future date for the apocalypse that will push this particular prediction out another decade. The Ministry of Truth (Media) will run cover and bury the failure of todays predication.

I can laugh along the way but I will never out live the Left wing propagandists for they are like the oceans waves which never fail to return, beating against the cliff face, wearing it down and eroding the shore.

Sara
Reply to  Bill Powers
January 20, 2022 3:29 pm

Maybe they really do want a Doomsday ending. How hard would it be to give them what they want?

Ric
Reply to  Sara
January 21, 2022 11:23 am

I would say a couple of large volcanic eruptions plus a tad of nuclear winter following a military conflict would fit their bill.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bill Powers
January 21, 2022 9:01 am

“At least deCrapio has given me an attainable goal.”

Something to look forward to. We will look forward to scoffing at this failed prediction, too. Just like all the ones in the past. All based on nothing.

Ron Long
January 20, 2022 2:20 am

Leonardo DiCaprio, educated exclusively in acting schools and private schools, no college experience and no degrees, has figured out the planet Earth has only nine (9) years to tumble over an unstoppable tipping point? And he’s willing to fly all over the planet in his personal jet to spread the word? And his acting has evolved into environmental documentaries (disguised as regular entertainment movies) and he, despite the lack of higher education, has figured out the math for a total green conversion to renewables, and how to store the energy and not chop up/burn up our flying friends in the process. Looks like he might be type-cast in the next Superman movie.

Notanacademic
Reply to  Ron Long
January 20, 2022 3:01 am

Well he’s certainly proved he’s daft enough to wear his underpants over his trousers.

saveenergy
Reply to  Notanacademic
January 20, 2022 4:01 am

to show the skid marks !

Notanacademic
Reply to  saveenergy
January 20, 2022 5:22 am

I think there’s too much crap coming out of his mouth. If he wears a face mask that will be where the skid marks are.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Ron Long
January 20, 2022 3:48 am

according to Wikipedia, “He dropped out of high school following his third year, eventually earning his general equivalency diploma.”

rocdoctom
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 2:56 pm

My dog earned a degree and I’ve got the papers to prove it

Sara
Reply to  rocdoctom
January 20, 2022 3:30 pm

My cat and your dog individually are smarter than he is.

fretslider
Reply to  Ron Long
January 20, 2022 4:12 am

he might be type-cast in the next Superman movie.”

Assuming there’s any ice left… </sarc>

DMacKenzie
Reply to  fretslider
January 20, 2022 8:53 am

Exactly what entertainment industry booking agents are hoping by recommending the “stars” involve themselves in causes of some type….some speaking engagements, something to put them on casting directors lists, some name brand recognition….so “save the XXX” where XXX is ecology, seals, whales, water, birds, forests, minks and so on….media mention without the payola is actually the goal.
When you see mentions of the same has-been actor on your news feed for a few days running, that is the result of payola by agents to the “star maker machine”. Its fairly expensive to slip those media influencers some bucks…but noble cause recognition like DiCapprio enjoys is free advertising.

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Spetzer86
Reply to  Ron Long
January 20, 2022 5:14 am

It’s all the pictures from the huge yacht that show how much he really cares about not damaging the environment.

Scissor
Reply to  Spetzer86
January 20, 2022 5:22 am

I wonder if his Eco-resort off of Belize opened.

Kenji
Reply to  Scissor
January 20, 2022 5:45 am

I wonder how they get all that waygu beef to the remote archipelago?

Ron Long
Reply to  Kenji
January 20, 2022 11:12 am

By sailboat, because anything else would be hypocritical, and we can’t have that.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Ron Long
January 20, 2022 1:45 pm

Even a sailboat has to have all of its parts ‘manufactured’.

Garboard
Reply to  Scissor
January 20, 2022 8:34 am

Exploiting Belize’s lack of environmental legislation. Can’t help but wonder who would insure a billion dollar development built at sea level in the middle of hurricane alley ? Certainly not a climate believer

Joao Martins
Reply to  Scissor
January 20, 2022 9:31 am

I wonder if CO2 is only a plant feed: LeoCrapio is also getting fat.

Derg
Reply to  Joao Martins
January 20, 2022 4:16 pm

I am getting fat too. Why does food taste so good?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Scissor
January 20, 2022 10:13 am

Once can only hope for a really good tsunami…

Kenji
Reply to  Ron Long
January 20, 2022 5:42 am

You missed his point entirely. It is “the 100 companies, who produce 70% of the GHG emissions” that MUST be stopped. So long as none of Leo’s jets or mega-yacht rentals involve those 100 companies … he’s clean. He’s good (with Gaia).

So all we need to to is to FORCE the banking industries to eliminate all funding and banking services to those 100 companies … and voila! Planet saved! Marxists, err Global Warmists DEMAND it!

Garboard
Reply to  Kenji
January 20, 2022 8:39 am

They are the companies now building wind turbines and solar farms

Bruce Friesen
Reply to  Kenji
January 20, 2022 12:18 pm

Thank you, Kenji, for putting the spotlight on that.

A change in tactics by the advocacy community, to move the entire process up to the large company level. Through the use of ESG and so-called scope 3 emissions, the pressure is on Exxon-Mobil to take responsibility for my decision as to what car to operate, and my choice of form of transport to get a litre of milk.

If successful, this will result in the entire process taken out of the hands of the ‘little people’, who make market decisions and voting decisions. The financial elite (yes, I am looking at you, Mark Carney) will choose the path for our society.

Willem Post
Reply to  Ron Long
January 20, 2022 3:58 pm

He has a nice yacht, and so does Nicole Kidman

January 20, 2022 2:28 am

Good, it strengthens my resolev to avoid all this ignorant hippocrit’s movies.

bill Johnston
Reply to  Rolf H Carlsson
January 20, 2022 7:56 am

Upon seeing his “reventment” or whatever, my wife commented it was the dumbest movie she had ever seen. Most of the shots were of the 12 stuntmen. IMHO.

MarkW
Reply to  bill Johnston
January 20, 2022 9:39 am

I’ve made it a point to avoid any movie that is recommended for an Oscar. The only exceptions being special affects and music.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  bill Johnston
January 20, 2022 10:15 am

The Richard Harris version (in the 70s, I believe), is very good. Watch that one instead. Don’t recall the title, but look up Richard Harris in IMDB and you’ll find it.

martin
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 23, 2022 10:23 pm

Man in the wilderness

Joao Martins
Reply to  Rolf H Carlsson
January 20, 2022 9:32 am

So did I long ago.

4E Douglas
January 20, 2022 2:43 am

Fine, turning the Gulfstream for a Clipper ship.

Mark Broderick
January 20, 2022 2:48 am

Speaking of clocks……

“New Doomsday Clock announcement coming Thursday.” (10:00 a.m.)
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/doomsday-clock-announcement-75th-anniversary

RexAlan
January 20, 2022 2:59 am

What a hypocritical idiot just the same as Prince Charley Windsor.

It’s unbelievable that these fools can just keep repeating this nonsense ad-infinitum.

Scissor
Reply to  RexAlan
January 20, 2022 5:24 am

YOU will own nothing and be happy. THEY on the other hand will own everything.

MarkW
Reply to  Scissor
January 20, 2022 9:40 am

and be even happier.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Scissor
January 21, 2022 3:33 am

We should call this Technofeudalism, and we little people are the serfs.

ANDY MANSELL
January 20, 2022 3:00 am

Why do luvvies think that they know better than us on any given subject and that we must listen to them? Is it because they have never done any actual work and have lots of spare time? Why do so many people actually listen to them and think, ‘Ooh- if he says so it must be true’? Are most people really that simple? Answers on a postcard please……

Graemethecat
Reply to  ANDY MANSELL
January 21, 2022 3:36 am

Here is Ricky Gervais’ treatment of the Hollywood elite. The man has balls of steel. I watch it whenever I need to cheer myself up.

Ric
Reply to  Graemethecat
January 21, 2022 11:35 am

Oh yeah – the Epstein and Weinstein comments went right in their faces.

KAT
January 20, 2022 3:03 am

What does Lassie say?

fretslider
Reply to  KAT
January 20, 2022 3:07 am

Woof

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  fretslider
January 20, 2022 3:51 am

I recall one episode where a guy who got trapped in a mine cave in- told Lassie to “go get the sheriff”- and of course he did. I’ve been laughing over that ever since.

Timo, not that one
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 6:42 am

I’m pretty sure Lassie was a bitch.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Timo, not that one
January 20, 2022 10:15 am

But she identified as male.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Timo, not that one
January 20, 2022 1:03 pm

Leo is Al Gore’s bitch.

Reply to  Timo, not that one
January 24, 2022 7:24 am

I understand that all 9 dogs that played Lassie were male – and all were descendants of “Pal” (RIP 1958) who played the part first.

fretslider
January 20, 2022 3:06 am

“ to stop climate change”

Good luck with that loony proposition

David Stone CEng
Reply to  fretslider
January 20, 2022 3:16 am

It would be useful if he gave us some “Direction”, I thought that was his job!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  fretslider
January 20, 2022 10:16 am

Loony and impossible.

2hotel9
January 20, 2022 3:39 am

So yet again a moron who’s only qualification is a life spent pretending to be what it is not is telling everyone else the world is ending. yawn.

Ronk
January 20, 2022 3:53 am

said many times by many people

when the people saying the climate is a crisis starting acting like climate is a crisis, I might and I mean might just believe them

Ian Johnson
January 20, 2022 3:57 am

Very much like the Guardian’s “100 Months to save the world”, from some time ago.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Ian Johnson
January 20, 2022 9:01 am

How far into the 100 months are we? I want to be ready.

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 20, 2022 10:56 am

Ask Charley Windsor – he will know. For absolute certain!

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Mike Lowe
January 20, 2022 7:39 pm

If you ask chuck about his climate prediction he’ll ask which one.

Whatever you want, he’s got one

Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 3:59 am

Off topic, sorry- but- just reading the Boston Globe and I see their announcement of a new section dedicated to the climate horror show.

“Into the Red: How the Globe will cover climate change- To report on the most pressing issue of our time, the Globe’s climate team is expanding and rethinking its coverage.”
I think the possibility of Russia invading Ukraine and the rapid growth of China’s military are far more pressing issues- to which the climatistas are ignorant.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 4:01 am

and right near the top- “We won’t debate the reality of climate change or its cause. That debate is settled.”

Garboard
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 8:52 am

So no more commentary from the likes of Lindzen , Koonin , lomborg , Shellenberger , Curry , pielke ? Sad to see a good newspaper become a mouthpiece, regardless of the cause .

MarkW
Reply to  Garboard
January 20, 2022 9:44 am

There are very few newspapers left that don’t consider their primary job to be the mouthpiece for some left wing organization or other.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Garboard
January 20, 2022 11:30 am

they’ve been canceled- non persons

Rich Davis
Reply to  Garboard
January 20, 2022 3:03 pm

Good newspaper?
The Glob?

When was that? 1912?

JL White
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 4:13 am

Ditto for chemical & plastic pollution of air, water & soil by the society we’ve created.

Those are far more serious ecological issues than imagining that it’s possible to remove human-caused CO2 from air and prevent worldwide regional climates from changing.

MarkW
Reply to  JL White
January 20, 2022 9:44 am

It really doesn’t matter which imaginary crisis you want to force onto others.

Disputin
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 4:27 am

“…and rethinking its coverage.”

That implies they had originally thought. Is that correct?

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Disputin
January 20, 2022 1:50 pm

THAT right there is Funny!

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 6:54 am

Putin is too busy laughing at the US running around like a barnyard chicken with its head chopped off…

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 8:45 am

The effect of centralized “free” articles at https://coveringclimatenow.org/
on news outlets has been very effective for climatistas.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 20, 2022 10:17 am

Off topic, sorry”

Seems like you’re not really sorry.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 20, 2022 1:10 pm

He’s just being polite.

fretslider
January 20, 2022 4:10 am

It is said that when DiCaprio’s stepbrother earned $50,000 for a television commercial, DiCaprio, decided to become an actor.

Needless to say, that was long before he jumped on the private jet/climate game.

“I have to go to Glasgow” No he didn’t. He could have used Zoom etc.

“We literally have a nine year window.” As we have since 1990 – every ten years.

““Our governments, the governments of the world, must work together” And sod the peoples of the world.

“I have had two great passions in my life.” Money and telling people what they should do, or even eat…

“his latest crusade hits a little closer to home. DiCaprio is now asking fans to help the planet—and their health—by giving up one dietary staple: meat.”

https://www.eatthis.com/news-leonardo-dicaprio-meat/

At least I’ll never hear of Alec Baldwin again.

czechlist
Reply to  fretslider
January 20, 2022 4:32 pm

Actually 1968 with Paul and Ann Erlich.
At the time my girlfriend was a rabid ZPG advocate – I think she eventually had 5 or 6 kids

Tom.1
January 20, 2022 4:12 am

I am not falling for that again.

paul courtney
Reply to  Tom.1
January 20, 2022 9:05 am

Mr. .1: When did you fall for it before? I’ll wager that the commenters here who trigger your heightened sensitivity NEVER fell for this AGW lie. Some may argue AGW may be a real thing, but nobody “fell for it” if they spent any time at this site. When did you become skeptical of AGW, and why?

Peta of Newark
January 20, 2022 4:17 am

So at a guess the original release of his film bombed, presumably due to C19,
(Should that be ‘crashed and burned’ or strictly, as per what meteors do : Burn and Crash?)

Thus; is the man stirring up publicity for himself and his film in advance of a re-release?

Some of us, with what would a deliberately misconstrued/misunderstood misanthropic streak some miles wide inside us, would truly love to see a few real and sizeable rocks rain down – esp if they could somehow be aimed or persuaded to hit any of The Large Deserts.

Yes maybe a bit messy and dirty but what’s your problem with that?
Conventional ploughs as used in agriculture, farming and tillage are messy dirty things but everyone lauds the advantages of what they do. i.e. Grow Food
Original thinkers and real scientists recognise that the dust raised by ploughs & tillage is causing the observed Global Greening.

So it would be with the large meteors, they’d ‘plough’ the deserts, stirring up a shed-load of fresh new dirt/soil for plants to ‘eat’ and thus get the deserts green and growing again.
They’d have nice weather too.
Some number of well-placed volcanoes would yield the same result = nice weather and lots of munchies

fretslider
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 20, 2022 4:29 am

I’ve noticed there’s a ‘loamy’ theme to your posts…

Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 20, 2022 6:53 am

The world’s major deserts are not man made. It is lack of rainfall primarily due to the latitude of the area. The Sahara for instance was once green and likely will be green again one day when a long term cycle of the earth’s orbit changes to bring rain.

Garboard
Reply to  Anti-griff
January 20, 2022 8:56 am

Mostly in the thirties between the trades and the westerlies

Jim Le Maistre
Reply to  Anti-griff
January 20, 2022 9:08 am

It was Green when Alexander the great conquered it back when Christ was a child. The Nile delta fed alexander’s armies when Europe was in a cold period where NOTHING would grow . . . Pages 16 & 17 . . .

(PDF) The Environmentalist & The Neanderthal | Jim Le Maistre – Academia.edu

And some how today is different ?? I think NOT !

Today we are in the 9th warming cycle of the Holocene . . .
This is only the second time in the last 250,000 years where the prairies and Europe are NOT covered in 10 km. of ice . . . We should thank our Lucky Charms

(PDF) CO2 Cradle of Life on Planet Earth | Jim Le Maistre – Academia.edu

Bill Rocks
Reply to  Jim Le Maistre
January 20, 2022 10:35 am

10 km. of ice? Are you certain about that?

Jim Le Maistre
Reply to  Bill Rocks
January 24, 2022 8:02 pm

Good catch . . . 2 – 3 km. – up to 9,000 feet in places over Canada and Europe . . .

MarkW
Reply to  Anti-griff
January 20, 2022 9:47 am

The deserts of southern California were made to bloom when water from the Colorado river was brought in.
I’ve never seen a “desert” that didn’t bloom after a rainfall.

Meab
Reply to  MarkW
January 20, 2022 1:16 pm

I planted trees on my desert property outside of Las Vegas. Watered them with water that came from the Colorado river. They grew tall and robust. I’ve told Peta this, but he still (fecklessly) promotes his wacky theory that nutrient-free dirt causes deserts which cause climate change. He has been schooled on this time and time again, yet he routinely beclowns himself.

saveenergy
January 20, 2022 4:28 am

Ill-educated, woke, hypocritical, useless little twat.
We only had 10yrs in 2009 (charlie chump said so) … so having past ‘the tipping point’ we are already into the downward spiral therefore there’s nothing we can do that will save us

Mike Jonas(@egrey1)
Editor
January 20, 2022 4:37 am

I would like to thank Leonardo di Caprio for his contribution to the wellbeing of the planet. With his resources, he is able to fly frequently by private jet, thus producing far more CO2 than most other people could even dream of. The results are impressive and well documented: increased greening of the planet, record high global food production, decreased excess winter deaths, decreased energy needs for winter heating, and many other benefits. I feel that it would be very helpful if L di C could generate more publicity for his massive public-spirited ‘carbon footprint’ and encourage others to follow suit to the best of their ability. Even those of us without access to private jets can contribute something, and together we can make a real improvement to the planet.

Climate believer
January 20, 2022 4:37 am

Leo, shut up.

January 20, 2022 4:38 am

There’s a ticking clock’
I have several in use, in the kitchen, the thermostat, the alarm clock….
Should I panic now ?
😀

Last edited 4 months ago by Krishna Gans
MarkW
Reply to  Krishna Gans
January 20, 2022 9:48 am

Only if they all agree with each other.

Uncle Mort
January 20, 2022 4:42 am

Come on Leonardo, you can be more precise than that. What day are we talking about? I need to know if it will be a Thursday afternoon because we have our supermarket delivery on a Thursday afternoon.  

John
January 20, 2022 5:07 am

Did he make that announcement from his private jet that he flies to all the conferences?

Ari Okkonen
January 20, 2022 5:19 am

I understand the hurry of Leonardo. after nine years temperatures begin to be cool enough that nobody believes in warming. Attached diagram shows temperature history of North Atlantic sea surface (0-70N) with surprisingly well fitting sine function (AMO) + linear trend (recovery from LIA).
Details of the study: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339274895_Increasing_Carbon_Dioxide_Concentration_in_Atmosphere_Has_Negligible_Effect_on_North_Atlantic_Sea_Surface_Temperature

Atlantic_SST_2012_with_estimate_A.png
Laertes
January 20, 2022 5:23 am

UN Agenda for 2030. This is why.

Think about it. If we really had a 9 year window to stop a world-shattering catastrophe, would you waste your time with UN Sustainable Development Goals about social justice? Nope. It’s all a scam. You’d focus only on the emergency, not on the 16 (yes) goals.

In September 2015, countries adopted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

I call bullshit on the emergency. Tackling “no poverty” and “zero hunger”, mmm, what little ambitious goals right there. Just only something that wasn’t ever realized in the history of the world, but this time, globally. All when we have a supposed critical emergency that will end all life on the planet.

Trying to Play Nice
January 20, 2022 5:26 am

When Leo finishes high school we can talk.

Barry Moore
January 20, 2022 5:30 am

I suppose he is unaware that the 10 year window to the year 2000 already passed 20 years ago without the sky falling.

This constant goalpost moving is really getting old. For anyone that has been paying attention this argument his argument lost its power in the nineties.

SAMURAI
January 20, 2022 5:40 am

Let’s see…

In 9 years, both the PDO and AMO will have been in their respective 30-year ocean cool cycles for a number of years, so it’s highly likely a 30+ year cooling trend will have emerged, and observed global anomalies will be 5+ standard deviations below CMIP 6 climate model mean projections…

Oh,, the humanity…

We’ll also likely be in the 1st term of the DeSantis presidency after Trump finishes his second term in 2028.

hiskorr
January 20, 2022 5:45 am

My family found the latest de Caprio movie to be quite entertaining as a parody of current events. Faced with what might be a serious threat to civilization, you can trust the politicians to be as effective as they have been in “solving” the COVID and CAGW “crises”. And the “science experts” with their “mining robots” were every bit as successful as the bird choppers and sun catchers on the one hand and the masks and jabs on the other. By the end of the movie, the audience should be convinced that we really deserve what’s coming.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  hiskorr
January 20, 2022 9:43 am

I didn’t think it was about CC, in fact CC was avoided….it was about “Don’t Look Up” to our celebrity heroes and politicians who are in it for the money and votes. The asteroid was a much better plot device than CC on which to develop their theme. Probably will be nominated for about 4 Oscars.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 20, 2022 5:46 am

It seems to me that Leo is promoting Leo and his movies, and at the same time he scores some eco-woke points.

John Bell
January 20, 2022 5:54 am

So no more flying in private jets for Leo? NO? I did not think so. Dang!

Reply to  John Bell
January 20, 2022 6:59 am

Come on…Leo is not on his private jet all the time…he spends some on his yacht. Shut down the oil industry? How about the movie industry?…it does nothing but produce propaganda and pollutants….shut it down.

MarkW
Reply to  Anti-griff
January 20, 2022 9:50 am

Computer created animation is getting better every year. It won’t be too many more years before actors become obsolete. I can’t wait.

czechlist
Reply to  Anti-griff
January 20, 2022 4:40 pm

Pretty certain modern civilization could survive without professional entertainment, Hollywood, NBA, NFL…
But not without petroleum

John V. Wright
January 20, 2022 6:13 am

Twat or idiot, it’s hard to say.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  John V. Wright
January 20, 2022 12:50 pm

Why choose?

Yossarian
January 20, 2022 6:39 am

Tell Leonardo to go buy a condo in Reykjavik and chill out.

Captain climate
January 20, 2022 6:44 am

DiCaprio has 9 years left before he has to date someone over 29

leowaj
January 20, 2022 6:47 am

Wait, who should I believe? Didn’t AOC say we have 12 years left?

MarkW
Reply to  leowaj
January 20, 2022 9:51 am

That was 3 years ago.

Gregory Woods
January 20, 2022 6:47 am

It’s mighty crowded there in the Last Chance Saloon, pardner…

Alexander Vissers
January 20, 2022 6:53 am

Suppose he is right, how could he possibly know? If there is convincing evidence why not present it? Is it wise to consider alternatives for the carbon economy ? Probably. Is there cause for alarm? Hardly.

D.M. Anderson
January 20, 2022 6:54 am

Is he trying out for the role of Algore?

Jim
January 20, 2022 6:56 am

DiCraprio has been learning under Greta. No wonder he is so limited.

MarkW
Reply to  Jim
January 20, 2022 9:51 am

DiCraprio has been learning under Greta.”

You can get arrested for that in some countries.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  MarkW
January 20, 2022 2:00 pm

With their “combined” intelligence, they are both ‘screwed’.

Coeur de Lion
January 20, 2022 7:00 am

I notice he’s going on about ‘pollution’ not ‘global warming’. Perhaps he’s wising up.

BallBounces
January 20, 2022 7:12 am

Trust me, it’s a Groundhog Day clock — it will never go away.

Teewee
January 20, 2022 7:15 am

After what most of us have been experiencing this winter, I think we all might be in favor of a little global warming.

John the Econ
January 20, 2022 7:25 am

Leo’s problem was typical in Hollywood.

He got very rich and famous at a very young age, and was quickly seduced by the typical Hollywood out-of-control spoiled brat thing. (It gets so bad, that his party boy “p***y posse” image even becomes a running gag in Doonesbury) While he thinks he’s cool and it might appeal to his adolescent fan base, it’s shallow and cringe worthy to any adult.

Then one day he wakes up and realizes that the p***y posse image is incredibly shallow and silly, and can’t go on forever. If he want’s to have any viable future in Hollywood and be taken seriously as an actor and adult, he’s gotta do something to erase, or at least overshadow this.

So he figures out (or is coached by someone smarter) that he needs a “cause” so he can look “deep”, “intellectual”, and “concerned” like he thinks real adults are. (Or such as they are in superficial Hollywood) Since he’s in the “popularity” business, whatever cause he picks has to be Progressive, since Progressive causes are superficially popular, easy, and demand little in terms of intellect, personal responsibility or personal sacrifice, which he has little taste for or concept of.

Typical Hollywood cause favorites over the last 40 years or so like no nukes, the homeless, family farmers, war, or starving women and children in Africa have been done to death. Besides, homeless people are smelly and scary, and the party scene in Africa really sucks. But by the late ’90s, “global warming” is fresh and big. And it allows people with absolutely zero intellectual or moral credibility to garner instant superiority as long as you buy plenty of the newly invented “carbon credits” to green-wash your conspicuous consumption lifestyle sins away.

So he makes friends with a pliant Al Gore who will hang with anyone cooler than he is, which is pretty much anybody. He uses some of his money and Hollywood clout to make a bunch of eco-propaganda films that are critically acclaimed but nobody ever actually sits through. He gets to be taken seriously in Hollywood and gets to continue with his 1%er party lifestyle, which includes owning private islands & resorts at far away places and private jets to and from and an endless parade of young women entertained on superyachts while admonishing the rest of American for owning SUVs. Win-win. Except now, he’s now a serious “adult” and no longer has to feel guilty about being an entitled spoiled rich celebrity.

ThinkingScientist
Reply to  John the Econ
January 20, 2022 9:55 am

Good summary.

I personally lament the disappearance of the 1970s Miss World what would you wish fo?: “World Peace” response.

RED EX
Reply to  John the Econ
January 20, 2022 6:33 pm

I have yet to ascertain what it is we are supposed to be celebrating.

Reply to  John the Econ
January 20, 2022 7:18 pm

Speaking about private islands, Di Caprio is doing a development project on a low-lying one in the Caribbean. A big sea level rise would destroy his investment, but … (see down the page at https://www.velvetropes.com/backstage/leonardo-dicaprio-house )

Russ
January 20, 2022 7:28 am

DeCaprio is a prime example of elite wokeism. They know what is best for the rest of us and because they have LOTS of money to give themselves a soap box to stand on, they constantly tell us what we have to do. What they do is immaterial, because they are the “deciderers” (compliments of George W. Bush). It is the ultimate of do what I say, not as I do. Don’t pay attention to the yacht or private jet that I travel around in (Al the “Bore” Gore is famous for that). Just pay attention to the artificial story line I’ve given you to march through the streets with. And in the meantime, they are making money hand over fist!

They always give themselves enough of a time frame for people to fuss over and by the time the dreaded end of the world date passes, they jinn up another 9 or 10 years to noisily kick the can down the road with and show just how woke and virtue signaling they are.

NOT!

I wish people had an attention span longer than a rabbit of five minutes to really see what is going on. Meanwhile the sheep meander and loudly bleat with each new danger that they’ve been spoon fed to fuss about.

Phillip Bratby
January 20, 2022 7:40 am

Another climate scientist with the usual lack of qualifications or brainpower.

Rocketscientist
January 20, 2022 7:57 am

As a graduate of that institute founded in 1869, I find it improbable that MIT had any professors in 1864.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Rocketscientist
January 20, 2022 1:58 pm

Ahhhh, that was MIT Prof. Leo Marx, cite unknown, commenting on a statement made by George Marsh in 1864. And anyway, MIT’s founding date is 1861. We Stevens alumni sometimes shake our heads regarding our brothers to the north.

Brian R
January 20, 2022 7:59 am

Poor Leo with his GED. Didn’t learn to count properly.

DiCaprio: “I have had two great passions in my life.”
“That has been taking action,” That’s 1
“and protecting the natural world” There’s 2
“and spreading the message about the climate crisis.” And that makes 3.

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

cgh
January 20, 2022 8:12 am

Of course he’s in a hurry. If he waits too long, his latest girlfriend will be too old for him. He might have a bit more credibility if he stopped taking private jets to COP conferences.

Tim
January 20, 2022 8:18 am

So, if you have a foundation and made a movie, you suddenly become expert on climate?
On “CO2”, its not the problem, plants inhale “CO2”, exhale oxygen (we need this stuff). I pump tons of “CO2” into my green houses to make those tomatoes (and other foods) you like to eat from the grocery store. Enjoy your veggies and find a real savior if you need one.

Frederick Michael
January 20, 2022 8:25 am

When pretty people become successful in the performance arts, folks think they’re experts in fields they know nothing about.

Why is that?

Peter W
Reply to  Frederick Michael
January 20, 2022 9:53 am

Some folks will believe anything you tell them, especially if you have lots of money.

Steve Oregon
January 20, 2022 8:34 am

For once I’d like to hear from one of these silly goons exactly what action they imagine being specifically done by government and private businesses that would then avert the 9 year calamity. Or truly do anything at all about climate, weather, fires or floods.

“Addressing” or “fighting” climate change is a fools errand if there is no plan of action that adds up to impacting.

So what if you address or fight? If your action (crusade) doesn’t alter anything it doesn’t count as doing anything about the climate at all. No matter how lofty the intention or desire.

DiCaprio’s call for action is stale stuff. Devoid of anything meaningful while pretending to be filling the fantasy of doing nothing is not an option.

As with anything, having some policy or program that is supposed to promote or encourage other behaviors has no value if there is no altered behavior attained.

If any action can be shown to be useless then doing nothing is certainly an option.

Ya don’t just do stuff cuz it makes you feel like you did something.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Steve Oregon
January 20, 2022 9:14 am

Politicians do it all the time. They must be seen to be doing something. Otherwise, why pay them?

Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 20, 2022 8:58 am

“And there was also, you know, a period of time where people and consumers were forced to recycle and buy hybrid cars”.

When were people forced to recycle or buy hybrid cars?

So his understanding of history is just as good as his understanding of the climate?

Mason
January 20, 2022 9:02 am

Is he really that stupid?

Slowroll
Reply to  Mason
January 20, 2022 9:18 am

Yep

January 20, 2022 9:23 am

Don’t look up: “leonardo dicaprio private jet”

Joao Martins
January 20, 2022 9:26 am

Leonardo DiCaprio warns: ‘We literally have a nine year window’ to stop climate change – ‘There’s a ticking clock’

Literally. With or without literacy? With or without dropping out?

RevJay4
January 20, 2022 9:42 am

DiCaprio, a high school dropout, pretending(cuz that is what he gets paid big bucks to do) to be a “climate change” expert. Yeah. Right. Just like Dr. Fauxi pretending to be a real doctor when he is really nothing more than a propagandist, cuz it pays him well.
Tired of the faux climate, covid, et al movements(sorta like bowels) declaring everything is a crisis and more taxpayer money is needed to combat it. Or something.
The climate predictions have not be correct in the last 60 years that I know of. I’m 80 y.o. and have lived through most of ’em. Still here and waiting for the predicted “ice age” from decades ago to happen.

Alexander Vissers
January 20, 2022 9:50 am

Is it just to provoke Ricky Gervais? Getting back for the Golden Globes?

Art
January 20, 2022 10:03 am

As with other such last chance deadlines, it will be ignored and forgotten as new last chance deadlines are announced every year.

Eyes Wide Open
January 20, 2022 10:31 am

Leo “What the hell is a chinook” DiCaprio is simply a maroon . . .

Bill Rocks
January 20, 2022 10:48 am

Ignorant. Hypocrite. L DiC’s education pales in comparison to what Algore achieved at divinity school.

Bruce Cobb
January 20, 2022 10:56 am

He is literally, an idiot.

Philip
January 20, 2022 10:59 am

Consider the source, then laugh your assoff.

JoeG
January 20, 2022 11:32 am

That settles it, then! Close down this blog or get on the train to nowhere.

Too bad that no one can teach actors about physics…

January 20, 2022 11:42 am

The movie “Don’t Look Up” would have been more enjoyable if it wasn’t an obvious allegory to his pet Climate Change project.

Gunga Din
January 20, 2022 12:40 pm

“That old claim you have read is true; the dates have been changed to protect the incompetent.”

Only 9 years now? Is he in AOC’s time zone?

Alba
January 20, 2022 12:40 pm

What does he mean by ‘nine years to stop climate change’? Does he mean that we don’t need to do anything till 2031? Does he mean that there must be no more changes to the climate after 2031? Does he mean that he, himself, must do something different in 2031? What does this magical deadline actually mean?

H. D. Hoese
January 20, 2022 12:44 pm

“As early as 1864 George Perkins Marsh, sometimes said to be the father of American ecology, warned that the earth was……” Don’t doubt his talents and know little about the history but news to me with several courses in ecology, even taught a little. He may have been a forerunner of current panic predictors. Ernest Haeckel first used the word, “Öekologie” about the same time and the Darwin lineage and others put the science to it. As real ecologists often understand as from one current book—-“As often as not the terms [Ecology and Environment] are misused…” Many had to understand nature’s ways to survive. Although statistical lineage was older, don’t recall anyone with prescience of models.

High Treason
January 20, 2022 12:53 pm

The sense of shrill urgency is a classic liars tactic- sign the contract before it is too late. Add to this the tactics of lies to support lies to support lies (such as semantically manipulated consensus studies) , moving goalposts and suppression of dissenting views and questioning, and we have all the hallmarks of a massive scam.
Childhood fables such as the lamb and the wolf and the Emperor’s new clothes are warnings about treachery and tyranny in the world.
Could Leonardo be the 12 year old that still believes in Santa Claus?

Alex
January 20, 2022 2:06 pm

Had Di Caprio bought his science degree from Al Gore? I wonder.

Chas Wynn
January 20, 2022 2:14 pm

I thought the magic figure was 12 years not 9? Maybe he can’t read the prompter anymore. As a typical Hollywood mouthpiece he should not be allowed near a microphone until he gets his sums right.

TonyG
Reply to  Chas Wynn
January 20, 2022 4:19 pm

It was 12 year two years ago. Doing the math, now it’s 9 🙂

Forrest Gardener
January 20, 2022 3:46 pm

Good news. The window has grown from seven years to nine. Do I hear any advance on nine.

And doesn’t evolution depend on going forth and multiplying? Is the great man really telling the world to go forth and multiply?

Kevin R.
January 20, 2022 5:24 pm

I don’t see any reason to believe he isn’t doing a paid acting gig.

Andy Pattullo
January 20, 2022 8:42 pm

Why are we still worrying about the climate? I thought the comet was coming next week. I cancelled all my yoga classes and the beer won’t last past Thursday

WR2
January 20, 2022 8:47 pm

Well, the chicken littles used to say we only have 5 years to act, so I guess climate change must have been solved. We can go about our business now.

PhilH
January 20, 2022 9:05 pm

This broken clock is not even right twice a century never mind twice a day.

Vincent Causey
January 21, 2022 12:13 am

What a fraud! If he was really committed to the environment he would know that CO2 is beneficial to plant life. He should really be fighting against actual environmental damage.

Joe Ebeni
January 21, 2022 4:13 am

“Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” Charles MacKay, 1841
Every “Doom” derangement movement, investment swindle, or market bubble needs a crazy prophet, fraudulent grifter and/or ignorant, naive front.

January 21, 2022 7:18 am

How many years have to go by before the absence of the predicted catastrophes, and the rude health of the CO2-fertilized biosphere, become impossible to ignore?

Chris
January 21, 2022 9:38 am

Someone who is so disconnected from actual reality, should not be speaking on a subject they have no grasp of. His primary subject is fantasy, and he should stick to acting….

jIM
January 21, 2022 6:40 pm

He is an actor, END OF STORY.

Richard Hilson
January 23, 2022 12:26 pm

When Mr. DiCaprio gives up his private jet and yacht, I my think about it.

Last edited 4 months ago by Richard Hilson
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