Actor and Climate activist DiCaprio lauds Greta Thunberg

Actor and Climate activist DiCaprio lauds Greta Thunberg
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Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio had high praise for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, calling in her "leader of our time."

The 44-year-old actor posted a picture of him and Thunberg Friday with the caption reading "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."

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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 livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. 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. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture

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DiCaprio also said in the post that he hopes the Swedish teen's activism is "a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere."

Like Thunberg, DiCaprio is a climate activist. His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation focuses on the "protection and well-being of all Earth's inhabitants," according to the non-profit's website.

Earlier in the week, Thunberg won the Nordic Council's top environmental award, but turned it down, saying the climate movement does not need any more prizes."