Climate Change Champion Leonardo DiCaprio Visits NASA Goddard to Research for Upcoming Documentary
04/29/2016 AT 11:20 PM EDT
The actor visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland on Saturday where he met with former astronaut Piers Sellers, who serves as the current deputy director of Goddard’s Sciences and Exploration Directorate.
"They discussed NASA missions studying changes in the Earth’s atmosphere, water and land masses for a climate change documentary DiCaprio has in production," NASA Goddard shared on Facebook.
DiCaprio, 41, has been working on a climate change documentary, having traveled to Baffin Island in the Arctic last summer. In 2007, he created, produced, co-written and narrated The 11th Hour, a documentary that gave viewers a look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.
"Using Goddard's Hyperwall high-definition display system, they viewed presentations based on actual science data captured by NASA’s fleet of satellites orbiting Earth, as well as climate and ocean-current modeling done by the NASA Center for Climate Simulation at Goddard," the post continued.
Last week, the star delivered a speech on climate change at the UN General Assembly in New York.
And most memorably, DiCaprio discussed his passion for global warming prevention during his long-awaited Oscar acceptance speech in February.
"Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating," the Best Actor said in front of a star-studded audience and 34 million watching around the world.
"For the billions and billions of underprivileged people who are most affected by this, for our children's children and for those people out there who's voices have be drowned out by the politics of greed. Let us not take this planet for granted," he concluded. "I do not take tonight for granted, thank you so very much."