Leonardo DiCaprio is joining Greta Thunberg on her climate crusade

The Hollywood actor has been an environmental activist and advocate for many years
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Leonardo DiCaprio is joining Greta Thunberg on her climate crusade

From world leaders to high school students, Greta Thunberg’s crusade against climate change has inspired many.

And now it seems Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is showing his appreciation and lending his support, by helping the Swedish teenager in her fight against the environmental emergency facing future generations.

In 1998, Leo founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, non-profit organisation devoted to promoting environmental awareness, preserving the Earth’s biodiversity and supporting renewable energy.

And during his acceptance speech at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016 where he won best actor for his role in The Revenant, Leo used his platform to speak about climate change, and draw attention to the problems facing future generations.

Most recently, he's pledged $5 million to the Amazon rainforest fires relief fund. 

But it's his most recent Instagram post dedicated to Greta that is getting the most buzz online. 

Taking to the social media platform, the 44-year-old Oscar winner shared a picture of himself posing with Greta and explained that as a keen climate change advocate and activist himself, the unlikely duo would be supporting one another in all their environmental endeavours in the future.

“There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time,” he wrote.

“History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over."

He added: “It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet.”

Unlike most 16-year-olds, Greta has been totally chill about the meeting and is yet to even mention it on her own account, probably because she's too busy saving the planet to fangirl. 

Either way, we're excited to see what they do next. 

Photos: Instagram