Leonardo DiCaprio visits the Alberta tar sands

Leonardo DiCaprio has consistently been vocal about his views as an environmentalist, and this includes a recent visit to Alberta’s tar sands.

After the Wolf of Wall Street star aired his concerns about the fossil-fuel industry and it's affect on the environment, he drew some displeased reactions.

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Lee Funke,spokesmanforthe Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said, “Like Canadians, we [the industry] are growing tired of the fad of celebrity environmentalists coming into the region for a few hours or a few days, and offering their ideas and solutions to developing this resource.”

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Leonardo was on a fact-finding mission of sorts, as it’s reported that this opportunity was used as research for an upcoming documentary.Director Darren Aronofsky joined the Great Gatsby star and was equally vocal about his distaste for the region. Darren said in a tweet, “Woodland caribou doomed.”

Darren Aronofsky © Getty

Leonardo’s interest should come as no surprise – the 39-year-old actor recently released the short documentary Carbon, with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. It observes the world’s reliance on fossil fuels and how climate change is linked to carbon pollution – carbon pollution that could, according to the film, be reversed by employing a carbon tax.

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's Carbon below:

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