Cate Blanchett: We Need to Change the Language Surrounding Climate Change
Actress Cate Blanchett is sore that fellow actors like Leonardo DiCaprio get hammered for their climate change hypocrisy.
DiCaprio, one of the most vocal stars on the climate change bandwagon, is mocked for flying private jets and leading an extravagant lifestyle, the kind that leaves a sizable carbon footprint.
Blanchett, a virtually lock to snare a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her bravura turn in Blue Jasmine, says her fellow celebrity activists make sacrifices for the greater good. For example, DiCaprio could travel more than he actually does, she argued in a first-person interview with The Guardian.
We need to keep switching up the language around climate change. For so long we've talked about sacrifice and people get discredited for what they haven't given up. [Celebrities] get criticised for taking flights, but the truth is someone like Leo [DiCaprio] takes fewer flights than he's asked to. If we want it to stay on the radar, we need to focus on the fact there's a lot of opportunity.