L-R: Leonardo DiCaprio, atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, President Obama at the White House; Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Leonardo DiCaprio joined President Barack Obama on the White House South Lawn Monday, with both expressing their concerns about climate change.
It was part of the South by South Lawn festival, the White House’s answer to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
DiCaprio screened his climate change documentary, Before the Flood, during the event.
“If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or in science. And therefore, in my humble opinion, you should not be allowed to hold public office,” the actor, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said.
He argued, “The scientific consensus is in and the argument is now over.”
Republican nominee Donald Trump has argued that climate change is a hoax.
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