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Obama, With Co-Star DiCaprio, Says Climate Change Skeptics Should ‘Pay Penalty’

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The Daily Signal discusses Leonardo DiCaprio and President Obama's convorsation on climate change at "South by South Lawn" with Marlo Lewis. 

The problem with such passion is that too few—including actors and politicians—consider the consequences of climate policies, said Marlo Lewis, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“I like Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor. He seems like a great guy to have a beer with, but there is much he is not hearing from his conversations with Obama,” Lewis told The Daily Signal. “He thinks only climate change is a threat, but isn’t thinking about the threat of climate policy. To say we are going to bear any burden, pay any price, he doesn’t realize the cure can be worse than the disease.”

Lewis said poverty, not climate change, is the largest cause of preventable illnesses and premature death. And, he said, fossil fuels have provided more energy and more food by making agriculture more efficient.

About 1.3 billion people in the world have no electricity, Lewis said, so energy should be made more plentiful and available.

“Obama and Leo don’t realize the potential for a humanitarian disaster” under strict carbon restrictions, Lewis said.

Read the full article at The Daily Signal