german news http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22371/all en DiCaprio Claims ‘Normal Person Does Not Drive More’ Than 31 Miles a Day http://www.mrc.org/articles/dicaprio-claims-normal-person-does-not-drive-more-31-miles-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor tells German news outlet he will focus on environment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Film star Leonardo DiCaprio seems a bit confused. He recently promised to “fly around the world doing good for the environment,” apparently forgetting it will take a whole lot of fossil fuels to do it, unless he sprouts wings.<br /><br />He also made the strange claim that a “normal” person drives less than 50 km &nbsp;(31 miles) a day, a distance which can easily be handled by an electric car. Only, flying has a bigger environmental impact than driving, and “normal” people often drive much longer distances.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/dicaprio-claims-normal-person-does-not-drive-more-31-miles-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Energy Environment 11th Hour 31 miles a day actor celebrity driving environment flying german news hollywood Hypocrisy Leonardo DiCaprio Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:40:03 +0000 julia.seymour 42311 at http://www.mrc.org