Listen to Elon Musk Tell Leonardo DiCaprio How to End Global Warming

Leonardo DiCaprio's eco credentials are no secret. The Hollywood actor has wasted no chance to make his views heard in the past, and the fact he is such a famous figure throughout the world can only help with the spreading of his message for sustainability.
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In fact, DiCaprio was even briefly involved in the automotive world when he became Henrik Fisker's partner in the now defunct Fisker Automotive - the company that brought us the Fisker Karma hybrid. He was a strong supporter of alternative power solutions in vehicles, so it shouldn't surprise anyone if he's also a fan of Tesla's work.

Having his image associated with the fight against global warming made DiCaprio the perfect choice for National Geographic's "Before the Flood" documentary that aired yesterday and that you can see in full below. During its 95 minutes, Leonardo DiCaprio tries to find out "what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet."

Naturally, this meant a meeting with Elon Musk could not be avoided, particularly now that Tesla isn't just interested in building electric cars, but looks to offer a completely integrated solution that can turn households into energy-independent entities. The launch of this documentary came just two days after Elon Musk unveiled the Powerwall 2 energy storage solution and the wonderful solar shingles that can turn the roof of a house into a true power plant without anyone noticing it.

In the section of the documentary dedicated to Tesla's activity, Musk shows DiCaprio one of the assembly lines of the Gigafactory where Tesla plans to build the battery cells it needs to power its ambitions. And, as we all know, Musk's company is not short on those.

Musk talks a little about what it would take for the whole world to transition from fossil fuel to sustainable energy, and according to his calculations, the answer is 100 Gigafactories. He then uses this opportunity to challenge the other car manufacturers to follow Tesla's example and build their own Gigafactories as if saying "hey, guys, I can't do this alone." He also points the finger at the governments, but he might find those are even harder to work with.

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