From your early roles as sweet Romeo and Jack to clever Frank Abagnale and later in one of my favorite movies, Inception, I've always been a fan. I became even more of fan when you started using your fame for communicating about an issue that I care deeply about and spend my career on - climate change and the environment.
In your Oscar acceptance speech, you said that "Making The Revenant was about man's relationship to the natural world, a world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history."
I was struck to hear you say that your production team needed to move to the southern tip of the planet just to be able to find snow. I am all too familiar with the lack of snow this year, as I tore a ligament in my knee last weekend skiing in the Alps on fake icy snow.
"Climate change is real - it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating."
However, clean energy should include a portfolio of energy technologies that are sustainable and non-polluting. 100% renewable could be viable but we should stop favoring one technology over another and start using all available solutions where they are appropriate.
You don't mention nuclear energy in your advocacy for clean energy and I ask that you consider supporting it, along with renewables and other clean technologies.
Nuclear energy is one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases (on par with wind and solar) and already avoids the emission of 2 gigatons of CO2 per year. Nuclear energy is available now and advanced nuclear technologies are even more efficient and sustainable.
I congratulate you on your well-deserved Oscar and respect you for talking about this extremely important issue in your acceptance speech. I know that you can make an even bigger difference by advocating for and investing in all clean energy technologies.