Obama, DiCaprio Co-Star in Climate Change Drama


From the Daily Signal, by Fred Lucas

President Barack Obama, on stage with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, discusses climate change Monday night on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo: Aude Guerrucci /Pool/CNP/Newscom)

President Barack Obama, joined by actor Leonardo DiCaprio at the White House, warned Monday night that the world is running out of time to counter climate change and the U.S. government must make laggards “pay a penalty.”

“It takes time to ramp up these new energy sources, and we are in a battle against time,” Obama said. “The best way we can spur that kind of innovation is to either create regulation that says, ‘Figure it out and if you don’t figure it out then you’re going to pay a penalty,’ or to create something like a carbon tax which gives an economic incentive for businesses to do this.”

DiCaprio dismissed…

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