Leo DiCaprio to the rescue!

Leonardo DiCaprio at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills (1/13)

Fact: The typical New York to Los Angeles round trip flight produces an estimated 1,574 lbs of carbon dioxide. Which is not good. Via the New Zealand Herald:

Django Unchained and Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio says he is planning to take a significant break from filming and concentrate on his environmental campaigning. In an interview with Germany’s mass circulation daily Bild, the 38-year-old American actor said:

“I am a bit drained. I’m now going to take a long, long break. I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out. I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”

Hey, good news, everybody. Leo DiCaprio is gonna take a break from plowing Victoria’s Secret models to save the environment by flying around Earth on a glider powered by sunlight and his own positive thoughts. Oh no wait, he’s gonna be on a massive, environment-destroying jumbo jet. I know his heart’s in the right place, but Leonardo’s an actor, meaning he isn’t qualified to be a dog catcher, let alone be a watchdog for Mother Earth. Stick to making the occasional good movie, pretty boy, the men can handle the heavy-thinking.


January 22, 2013 - 6:30 am