Leonardo DiCaprio Narrates Carbon Documentary to Fight Climate Change

Celebrity News Aug. 22, 2014 AT 5:50PM

The Wolf of Wall Street is now the Whistle-Blower of Climate Change. Far from the bright lights of Hollywood, Wolf star Leonardo DiCaprio found his latest project in Carbon, a new documentary about climate change and the impact of carbon emissions. 

DiCaprio, 39, lends his voice to narrate Carbon, which premiered on Wednesday, Aug. 20, as well as three additional upcoming short documentaries focused on climate change.

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The environmental short film takes a look at carbon pricing around the world as a tool to reduce carbon emissions globally. 

The Oscar winner says in the eight-minute piece, "Climate change is happening now — and humans are responsible. We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense. We must put a price on carbon — now." 

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Also, in the Tree Media collaboration, DiCaprio urges communities to take action instead of waiting for governments. The other three shorts, Green World Rising, Restoration, and Last Hours, will be released in the weeks leading up to the UN Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.

DiCaprio is no stranger to speaking out about causes near and dear to his heart. In June, he pledged $7 million from his foundation to the cause of ocean conservation. Just weeks later, on July 23, DiCaprio hosted a star-studded fundraiser soirée in Saint-Tropez for his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, supporting environmental efforts.

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Watch Carbon in the video above and at Greenworldrising.org.  

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