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March 24, 2016 01:40 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio is urging presidential candidates to turn their focus to climate change.

While speaking at a Japanese press conference promoting The Revenant, the Oscar-winning actor, 41, stressed the importance of having a president who not only acknowledges climate change, but will work to eradicate the growing problem.

“We should not have a candidate who doesn’t believe in modern science to be leading our country,” he said, according to the AFP. “Climate change is one of the most concerning issues facing all humanity and the United States needs to do its part.”

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Though the actor did not name names in his speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has dismissed climate change on numerous occasions, calling it a “very expensive hoax,” and Ted Cruz has referred to the subject as a “pseudo-scientific theory.”

DiCaprio, who has been a strong advocate for global environmental issues, said he hopes an upcoming documentary about climate change will continue to raise awareness.

“We’ve been traveling around the world documenting climate change,” he said.

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