Climate Change talks at the UN have this week seen Leonardo DiCaprio the A-list Hollywood actor and environmental activist address UN on climate change.
Actor Leonardo Dicaprio says, referring to climate change that “now must be our moment for action!” He went on to say that “Every week we are witnessing new climate events which are effecting our everyday life. It is affecting people businesses and even our wildlife. Could this be the biggest environmental challenge that our generation will ever see? It doesn’t matter if you share no concern or compassion towards this subject. Something you care about will likely be affected by climate change.”
Climate Change Clock – Re-Set
UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon addressed more than 100 leaders in New York on climate change. He said “An international summit on climate change must set the world on a new course.”
In a passionate speech Mr Ban also added ‘It is defining our present. And only will it be our response that will define the future.” One might be forgiven for thinking that it almost sounds like some hard hitting lines from a Hollywood script. That appears not to be the case especially when the words of wisdom came from actor DiCaprio, in the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday. DiCaprio said that “None of this is rhetoric and none of it is hysteria. It is fact.”
Climate change will have a high impact on agriculture which is a vital sector for the U.S economy. Increases in CO2 can be for crops in some cases but not necessarily all over the world as this only applies in some areas of the world. To realise the benefits, nutrient levels, soil moisture and water availability along with other conditions which must also be met. With temperatures becoming a lot warmer in the water many species will shift, which could disrupt ecosystems.
Climate Change – Impacts Food Production
Climate change is changing so frequently which is causing more and more difficulty to grow crops, raise animals and catch fish in the same manner which was carried out in the past. DiCaprio finally boarded Instagram and captioned his image which was uploaded saying, “This seems like the perfect setting to join Instagram and share this view from the UN General Assembly. What a great honor this is.”
The Titanic star also added serious comments about climate change in that “We are seeing extreme weather events, increased temperatures, and the West Antarctic and Greenland ice-sheets melting at unprecedented rates, decades ahead of scientific projections.”
The EU has decided it will donate 3 billion to help developed countries become more sustainable. Cutting back on destruction of forests and turning away from coal, oil and gas. DiCaprio ended his climate change speech saying “This is not a partisan debate – it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a livable climate, are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation – if, admittedly, a daunting one.”
Climate change is no longer talked about or discussed in private meetings by government ministers where no one cares. This shows that climate change has become an issue which is recognised by people from all over the world and even celebrities who are calling out to the people and the governments for change.
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