Leonardo DiCaprio praises Greta Thunberg as a 'leader of our time' after they meet

  • 09 Nov - 15 Nov, 2019
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

Leonardo DiCaprio and Greta Thunberg, both fierce environmental activists, recently met and joined forces. The actor, who has spent years on working to protect the environment through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, posted two shots on Instagram documenting his meeting with the Swedish teenager who has captivated the world with her mission. And DiCaprio, 44, counts himself amongst the 16-year-old’s most ardent admirers. “There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same liveable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted,” DiCaprio wrote. “I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honour to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet,” his post read.