Leo, I would have made room for you @dicapriofdn

Picture of a sea turtle

Hasn’t it always bothered you that Jack had to drown in the freezing water after the Titanic went down? I mean there was plenty of room on that door for both of them. I mean body heat and all, right? They should have stayed together. What the hell was wrong with Rose?

The director, James Cameron, is actually pretty touchy about this topic. He gets his knickers all in a twist when asked. He says, “Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless. The film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”

Leonardo DiCaprio Delivers Remarks at the 'Our Ocean' ConferenceBut that was forever ago and so who cares?

The more important question is, What has Leonardo DiCaprio done for the environment?

Grist.org did the research for me. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has funded more than 200 projects since it was founded in 1998, awarding $100 million in grants to 132 organizations across 50 countries. However, we all know that numbers on paper can look great, they can sounds pretty damn special, but what do they mean? Where is the proof? Am I still breathing smog? Are the sea turtles still dying?

Actually, as it goes with the whole turtle question, I did find that LDF has done a great deal to help with marine matters. Including, assisting the National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Initiative, which leads scientific expeditions to aid governments in formally protecting the last remaining intact marine ecosystems. The initiative has successfully implemented 4.4 million square kilometers of marine protected areas. I’d say that likely has protected some turtles, right?

 

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