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Leonardo DiCaprio says the world has "a nine-year window" to save itself

Leonardo DiCaprio headlined Adam McKay’s Netflix original satirical disaster comedy, Don’t Look Up, a scathing allegory on the current global climate change crisis. The actor is an active advocate of environmental concerns and has been identified as a climate change activist over the years. He has had an alarming statement where humanity must “work collectively together” within the “nine-year window”. 

Talking about the issues that the planet will face in the near future, primarily due to the increase in temperature that can lead to warming and acidification of the water bodies, DiCaprio has actively tried to spread knowledge and awareness regarding the climate crisis. 

Talking about the “two great passions” in his life, DiCaprio told Deadline, “That has been acting, and the protection of the natural world and getting the message out about the climate crisis.”

Mentioning how “we literally have a nine-year window”, DiCaprio firmly believes that humanity must come together and pay heed to the “worldwide sense of anxiety” regarding the impending doom and “make this transition” where each individual is involved in making the world a more habitable place and pertaining to science. The actor has repeatedly mentioned how “each year is getting hotter than the next, and that doesn’t stop.” 

“We’re not going to see that stop. So, to mitigate the climate crises, I mean, it is, Don’t Look Up,” he added. 

Talking about the film, he said that he is “proud” to have started a conversation with the film that is being viewed worldwide and has successfully managed to drive in a feeling of paranoia and fear among the masses regarding the issue. He echoed Jennifer Lawrence by saying, “at least we tried [with the film]”. 

McKay’s Don’t Look Up has been nominated for the Best Picture Award, besides a couple of other nominations at the 94th Academy Awards scheduled to take place on March 27th, 2022. 

The film has a huge star-studded ensemble cast, including DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothee Chalamet, Rob Morgan, Tyler Perry, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Ron Pearlman and more. 

Watch Don’t Look Up on Netflix now.