Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Trumps to discuss climate change

| Updated: Dec 09, 2016 16:51 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio recently met with President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump at the Trump Tower to discuss "global warming" and the "dangerous march" of climate change. According to a statement made by Terry Tamminen, the head of the 42-year-old star's eponymous environmental foundation, he and DiCaprio met with the Trumps for about 90 minutes, during which they laid out a "framework" for how the incoming cabinet can be more considerate of the environment, Us magazine reports. "Today, we presented the president-elect and his advisers with a framework - which LDF (the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation) developed in consultation with leading voices in the fields of economics and environmentalism - that details how to unleash a major economic revival across the United States that is centered on investments in sustainable infrastructure," Tamminen said in the statement. "Our conversation focused on how to create millions of secure American jobs in the construction and operation of commercial and residential clean, renewable energy generation," he added. As part of their exchange, the 'The Revenant' star gifted the 70-year-old real estate mogul a copy of his recent documentary 'Before the Flood', which addresses the perils of climate change and its effect on the planet. Trump, who has previously denied the reality of climate change, calling it a mere "concept" created "by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," seemed open to discussing global warming further. In Tamminen's statement, the LDF CEO reported that the president-elect expressed "his desire for a follow-up meeting in January, and we look forward to continuing the conversation with the incoming administration as we work to stop the dangerous march of climate change" while putting "millions of people" to work at the same time. (ANI)
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