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Leonardo DiCaprio: 'Vote For Leaders Who Understand the Science and Urgency of Climate Change' via @EcoWatch

Leonardo DiCaprio: 'Vote For Leaders Who Understand the Science and Urgency of Climate Change' via @EcoWatch

For environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio , it is very clear why you can not stay home this Nov. 8. Following 14 consecutive months of record-high temperatures, the United Nations declared last week that 2016 is officially going to be the hottest year ever . The alarming report prompted the Oscar-winning actor to send out this tweet encouraging his followers to flex their civic duty: He further dove into this important political topic on his Instagram page. "It's time to vote for leaders in every community who understand the science and urgency of climate change ," the post states . "Take a stand and vote." The post included a photo of the Riau Rainforest in Indonesia being cleared for a palm oil operations, which is a major driver of deforestation that releases greenhouse gases and leads to biodiversity loss. Instagram photo by Leonardo DiCaprio • Jul 28, 2016 at 8:18p...

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