The movie follows Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar-winning and environmentalist around the world, as he speaks with political figures, scientists, and people directly affected by the phenomenon of global warming to explore the true impact that industrialization and modern living has had on the environment and to deliver a warning to the world about the environment and climate change.
The longtime environmental advocate formed his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 to protect biodiversity and threatened ecosystems. “The Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.”
DiCaprio, who urges a “transition to a clean energy economy that does not rely on fossil fuels” – is a United Nations Messenger of Peace and has made climate change one of his top issues of concern after meeting with former Vice-President Al Gore in 2000. He played an active role at the Paris climate talks, urging mayors and governors to “commit to no less than 100 percent renewable energy as soon as possible.”
Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s three-year journey exploring the subject of climate change, Before the Flood, free on all platforms the same day it premieres on the National Geographic Channel, for a limited time.
About Before the Flood:
Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
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