"History will tell us what we are doing today to ensure that future generations can enjoy the same liveable planet that we have taken for granted." With these unctuous words, Leonard DiCaprio published on Instagram the image that Greta Thunberg showed him in sunlight and a green environment. Judging by the mischievously smiling faces, the two agreed.
The 44-year-old American actor ("It Was Once in Hollywood") celebrated the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist as "leader of our time". He hopes the "Message of Greta" is a bell of alarm for the other leaders of the world, that the time of inactivity is over.
DiCaprio has long been committed to protecting the environment. Speaking at the 2016 Oscars, where he was named best actor, he said: "Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most immediate threat to our entire species and we must fight and stop it together, delaying the resolution of problems ".
A request that he repeated after the meeting with Thunberg: "Climate change is not hysteria, it is a fact!" But thanks to Thunberg and other young activists, he is optimistic about the future.
Meanwhile, the Spanish government has offered to help the climate activist participate in the United Nations conference on climate change in Madrid in December. Environment Minister Teresa Ribera has promised to help with the crossing of the Atlantic. Thunberg is currently stranded in South America, where it actually wanted to visit the Climate Change Conference in Chile. Following Chile's surprising rejection, the Spanish capital hosted the climate conference. How could it be travel assistance in the Spanish capital, Ribera did not say.