Leonardo DiCaprio: Is there a yacht owned by the Oscar winner that was attacked by Jair Bolsonaro for a tweet about deforestation in the Amazon?
After American actor Leonardo DiCaprio tweeted against the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the actor.
Dicaprio tweeted on July 27 about the illegal deforestation that has been taking place in the Amazon jungle over the past three years.
How widespread is deforestation in Amazonia, one of the most vital regions on the planet for humans and wildlife alike? DiCaprio tweeted, “According to this map by @mapbiomas, the area has seen an increase in illegal logging by extractive industries over the past three years.
How widespread is deforestation in Amazonia, one of the planet’s most vital regions for humans and wildlife? According to this map from @mapbiomas, the region has seen a three-year onslaught of illegal logging by extractive industries.
Bolsonaro responded by accusing the actor of wanting to change the world without doing anything to change himself:
are you back leo In this way, as we say in Brazil, you will become my best cable of choice! Again, I might advise you to sell your yacht before lecturing the rest of the world, but since you are a progressive and want to improve everyone else but never yourself, I’ll let you off the hook.
– Leo, how are you? In this way, as we say in Brazil, you will become my best cable of choice! I could have told you again to sell your yacht before lecturing the rest of the world but since you are a progressive and want to improve everyone else but never yourself,
How widespread is deforestation in Amazonia, one of the planet’s most vital regions for humans and wildlife? The region has endured a 3-year onslaught of illegal logging by extractive industries.
Bolsonaro then, in a lengthy Twitter thread, described his government’s actions to protect vegetation in the Amazon rainforest. According to the President, they have “preserved more than 80% of our native vegetation or that we have the cleanest energy among the G20 nations”. He also criticized the actor for “encouraging untruths.”
Anyone who criticizes Brazil and its sovereignty in the name of virtue signals obviously does not know the subject. They don’t know that we have the cleanest energy of any G20 country or that we conserve more than 80% of our native crops.
Leonardo DiCaprio was named UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change in 2014. He is reportedly a board member of Pristine Seas, Oceans 5, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s pro-green political groups, which have been in the news for some time, are the source of Bolsonaro’s claims.
The Titanic actor was criticized for his hypocritical attitude towards the environment in January this year after spending days on a non-green superyacht in St Barts with his girlfriend Camila Morrone.
Leonardo DiCaprio spent his time on a $133 million, 315-foot Vava II superyacht, according to the Mirror. The luxurious boat reportedly travels seven miles, producing as much carbon dioxide as the average car does in a year.
The six desks and helipad cost $304,073 to fill up on gas. DiCaprio was not the owner of the Vava II boat, which belonged to Swiss pharmaceutical millionaire Ernesto Bertarelli.
In addition, the superyacht emits 500 pounds of carbon dioxide per mile, or about as much as a typical car would emit over a two-month period.
As the “greatest critical threat” to humanity, ongoing climate change has caught DiCaprio’s active interest.
According to official statistics, in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, which is almost the size of Ukraine, there are around 224,000 square kilometers of this type of forest.