'Now is the time for bold, unprecedented action': Leonardo DiCaprio gives impassioned speech about climate change at the United Nations

UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio addresses the United Nations Opening Ceremony of the High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate on Friday

UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio addresses the United Nations Opening Ceremony of the High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate on Friday

By KELLY MCLAUGHLIN and ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

  • Leonardo DiCaprio spoke at the United Nations on Friday before the Paris Agreement for Climate Change Signing
  • DiCaprio urged them to leave fossil fuels 'in the ground where they belong'
  • He is a UN Messenger of Peace with special focus on climate change
  • The 41-year-old's impassioned speech to world leaders fell on Earth Day
  • The Academy Award winner told world leaders they are the 'last best hope' for saving the planet from the disastrous effects of global warming

Leonardo DiCaprio told world leaders at the United Nations on Friday that they are the 'last best hope' for saving the planet from the disastrous effects of global warming.

The Academy Award winner urged them to leave fossil fuels 'in the ground where they belong' as he spoke before the Paris Agreement for Climate Change Signing.

'We can congratulate each other today, but it will mean absolutely nothing' if you return to your countries and don't take action to implement the deal, DiCaprio said.

The 41-year-old actor's impassioned speech at the UN Headquarters in New York fell on Earth Day.

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