The Climate March coinciding with Donald Trump’s 100th day in office drew some big names.
Protesters in Washington, D.C. and other cities around the world poured to the streets to raise awareness about climate change and stand up against the U.S. President’s stance on global warming.
Former Vice President and environmental activist-extraordinaire Al Gore was among the notable names marching in Washington. “I’m proud to join everyone in DC and around the globe at today’s People’s Climate March,” Gore tweeted.
Gore, 69, referenced his climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and its upcoming sequel “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” in the tweet.
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Jane Fonda were among the many who shared their support for those marching on the ground. “The Revenant” star DiCaprio met with indigenous leaders on day 100 of Trump in office. “Honoured to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice,” he tweeted. “Join me in standing with them.”
When DiCaprio finally snagged an Oscar for Best Actor at the 2016 Academy Awards, he used his time on stage to raise awareness for both indigenous people and environmental activism. “Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man’s relationship with the natural world, a world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history,” he said.
“Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
Take a look at tweets from the many celebrities standing proud with protests during The People’s Climate March.