Director: DiCaprio's 'Before The Flood' a Wake-up Call on Climate Change
Turning a blind eye to climate change will come at a price the world can no longer afford to pay, the director of a documentary produced by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio said on Monday.
"We can no longer turn a blind eye to the issue of climate change. We are at a crucial moment where if we don't act now, we will forever pay the price," Fisher Stevens said in a statement. "My hope is that this film provides a global wake-up call about our inevitable fate should we fail to act."
The film follows environmental activist DiCaprio and Stevens as they travel from Canada's oil sands to tiny Pacific islands, interviewing world leaders such as the Catholic Church's Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama, climate scientists and academics.
DiCaprio's interview subjects discuss and document the negative impacts of industrialization and increasing consumption on the health of the planet.