Leonardo DiCaprio talks of climate change fears under Trump


Leonardo DiCaprio has spoken about his fears over climate change and environmental issues following Donald Trump's election.

The Revenant star is currently in Edinburgh, where he visited a restaurant set up to help the homeless as part of the Social Bite venture in Scotland, a scheme that helps people into employment and invites customers to "pay forward" meals for those sleeping rough.

He was also a guest at the Scottish Business Awards tonight, where he talked about the challenges that the recent US presidential election result could bring.

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Leonardo with Social Bite's Josh Littlejohn (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Giving his thoughts on the outcome of the US election he said: "I will say It's been a very interesting election and being a staunch environmentalist that realises what an urgent crisis climate change is, that if this Trump administration follows through with a lot of things they promised on the campaign trail we have a lot of work to do.

"There's been mention of dismantling of the Paris Agreement, taking away funding from the UN, drilling again and unfortunately there's a lot to talk about over the next four years but I think that the environmental movement has already spoken out loudly that we're not going to allow certain things to happen."

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Leonardo is making a debut trip to Scotland (Jane Barlow/PA)

He also spoke about his relationship with Martin Scorsese, saying the director was very important to him.

It is believed to be the actor's first visit to Scotland and he talked about his plans to see some of the sights around Edinburgh on Friday.

Leonardo has put a Rolex from his watch collection into the auction at the event.