Surprise of all surprises occurred Sunday night as Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY won the Oscar he has been vying for for so many years. DiCaprio was given best actor in a drama for his film “The Revenant,” which centered around a frontiersman in uncharted wilderness in 1823.

Though DiCaprio has been waiting for his chance to accept an Oscar for many years, he used his opportunity on stage to rail on climate change.

“Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at