Watch this discussion with President Obama, Katharine Hayhoe, and Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary on climate change, “Before the Flood,” was screened at South by South Law. Prior to the screening, DiCaprio spoke on a panel with President Obama and Katharine Hahoe. ”
The scientific consensus is in and the argument is now over,” DiCaprio said at the White House’s South By South Lawn event.
“If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or in science or empirical truths and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office.”
New technologies will be needed to combat climate change said President Obama, adding that political change will be slow. “Climate change is almost perversely designed to be really hard to solve politically. It is a problem that creeps up on you,” Obama said.
“The political system in every country is not well-designed to do something tough now to solve a problem that people will really feel the impact of in the future.”
DeCaprio traveled to Greenland, the Pacific Islands, Sumatra and industrial regions of China to see for himself and to show us the effects of climate change.
“Experts agree, the silver bullet to combat climate change is a carbon tax,” Leonardo DiCaprio
This is the segment of the talk where a carbon pollution tax is discussed.
Can our planet recover? Katharine Kayhoe responds
You will be surprised…