I want to share this award with all the first nation’s people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world. It is time that we recognize your history. – Leonardo DiCaprio
The indigenous communities of the world, respected nature their lives depended on it. The feared it, used what the earth provided as wisely as they could. The Mayan civilization of Belize where Leonardo DiCaprio has an island vanished from the face of the earth before the arrival of the Europeans and some feel it is because of climate change. In Belize you have the second largest coral reef in the world, and it’s one hundred percent a living reef as opposed to the Australian Great Barrier Reef .
Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do – David Bowie / Space Oddity
David Bowie sang the words above in ‘Space Oddity’ and while he is no longer with us on earth he is probably looking down at planet earth, while floating around the moon seeing the sorry state of this planet and wondering, what can I do? Well Bowie need not worry because of people like the Pope, and Leonardo DiCaprio who are telling companies, leaders of nations take note and change your ways. Enough is enough. Global warming, affects us all. If you have children you want them to have a full life so we must restore the balance.
Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you, – Leonardo DiCaprio
The private audience was a meeting of two people who are on the same page, and both on the mission to seek solutions and help to change. DiCaprio through his foundations investments in new studies and programs and the Pope through his ‘word’ from the seat of Saint Peter. We must also involve the youth of this world. We can do this by creating a school of nature, for all the children of this world to come to experience the beauty of nature, forests, rain-forest, jungle, fish, coral reef, the ocean, and the animals and how there ebb and flow. They would soon learn that without one element in this ebb and flow of nature the chain is broken and thus we could all perish. The ideal place for such a school of nature (kinda like the school of rock) is where DiCaprio already owns an island. If you follow the travels of some of the birds, and turtles from the mainland to the island and their feeding habits you come to see (‘the ebb and flow’). What a wonderful gift to give any child the opportunity to find themselves among the ‘sounds and vision of nature’ empowering them with knowledge, so no one can pull wool over their eyes, especially governments, oil, gas and mining companies. This is our future the young, your children.
The youth must be engaged, they thorough their own experience at the school of nature will impart their findings using social media and this will keep the subject front and center, while educating them on the importance of nature and our planet. The Pope today reaches out to billions with the use of his social media, and the internet was created to be used to spread the word, break barriers, and bring about change, tweet, Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, text, YouTube their vision of ‘enough is enough’. So let’s change the game and collectively with the Pope, and Leonardo DiCaprio make and everlasting positive impact for all human kind.
Many of my friends have already told me, ‘to count them in’. The question to the readers is, are you in?
We simply cannot allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity – Leonardo DiCaprio / Davos Jan. 20. 2016