When Leo met Greta, he de­clared she was the queen of the world

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

IN A re­ver­sal of what usu­ally hap­pens when teenagers visit Hol­ly­wood, cli­mate ac­tivist Greta Thun­berg has had stars queu­ing up to em­brace her.

She ap­peared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, had a selfie with Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger (who also of­fered her his elec­tric car as trans­port) and had a glow­ing In­sta­gram mo­ment with Ti­tanic star Leonardo DiCaprio.

“There are few times in hu­man his­tory where voices are am­pli­fied at such piv­otal mo­ments and in such trans­for­ma­tional ways —– but Greta Thun­berg has be­come a leader of our time,” DiCaprio wrote on In­sta­gram.

“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 honor 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.”

DiCaprio runs the Leonardo DiCaprio Foun­da­tion, which has also joined forces with other groups to form the Earth Al­liance.

He de­scribes this as “a new or­gan­i­sa­tion to help ad­dress the ur­gent threats to our planet’s life sup­port sys­tems”.

He re­cently pledged $5 mil­lion to­wards help­ing fight the Ama­zon rain­for­est fires. How­ever, he has also been crit­i­cised for us­ing pri­vate jets.

Mean­while, Thun­berg faces a chal­lenge to get back to Eu­rope af­ter Chile said it can­not host the UN Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change due to protests.

She has put out a call on so­cial me­dia ask­ing for help to get to the new venue in Spain, with­out us­ing planes. This will be tricky as the At­lantic Ocean in Novem­ber can be highly dan­ger­ous to sail.

Leonardo DiCaprio has met with Greta Thun­berg to prom­ise they will work to­gether on cli­mate change.

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