Leonardo DiCaprio and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have sparred on social media as the Oscar winner used the platform to urge the South American nation’s young people to participate in upcoming elections.

Clearing the world’s biggest rainforest has increased under climate skeptic Bolsonaro, reaching record highs in January and February this year.

When Mr Bolsanaraa is a climate change skeptic, with peaks in January and February.

Brazil has election in October.

It’s not the first time the pair have been at one another’s throats.

Claimed DiCaprio funded blazes in the Amazon rainforest.

When DiCaprio donated $5 million to environmental efforts in 2019, the Brazilian president accused him and other NGOs of giving ‘money to set the Amazon on fire.’.

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