Star poker player Daniel Negreanu has urged the US government to step up its game to combat climate change. He has also urged American policymakers to prepone the zero-net carbon emission deadline from 2050 to 2035. Negreanu is one of the many celebrities who have utilized their immense fame and influence to voice out their support for environmental causes and have encouraged their fans to rally for the same.
Daniel Negreanu a Conscious Champion
Currently, Negreanu enjoys a No.1 popularity ranking among the world’s poker professionals, with live earnings worth $45,175,426.
The Canadian poker player now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and ranks third in the All-Time Money List of poker players. To add to his achievements, he is a six-time recipient of the World Series of Poker bracelet, and one of the youngest people to achieve this feat in WSOP history. He also was one of the best performers in the WSOP 2021 and plays under the screen name KidPoker, a moniker he had earned due to his achievements at a young age.
Born to Romanian immigrant parents in 1974, Negreanu developed an affinity for poker, pool hustling, and gambling from a young age. Having shifted his base to poker capital Las Vegas when he turned 21, the professional has been playing his way through the global poker scene for two decades.
Negreanu makes sure that his fame is appropriated for the right reasons. From regular insights on how to play poker responsibly, guiding budding talents through his regular tweets, and amplifying his love for animals and nature, the star player is what one would call a conscious champion.
Al Gore Docu-Film Inspired Climate Change Stance
The 47-year-old has been supporting the environmentalist movement for a long time. The poker prodigy had turned to vegetarianism in 2000 and went on to become fully vegan since 2006. A regular face in the World Poker Tour held every year, Kid Poker has been enthusiastic about minimizing his carbon footprint on tour and otherwise. Apart from poker and politics, Negreanu has been extremely outspoken on issues related to climate change.
According to Negreanu, the documentary film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ played a huge part in sensitizing him about the impending threat of climate change. ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ focused on US President Al Gore’s campaign to educate people about global warming. Since then, Negreanu has traveled an extra mile to do his bit and adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. In 2015, he had also posed for PETA’s vegan campaign.
Aside from going vegan, Negreanu traded most of his cars for hybrid models. On his social media feeds, this poker professional makes sure to direct people towards credible and informative sources to undertake steps to protect the planet.
Climate Change ‘Not Political, But Moral’
Negreanu, who is one of the biggest winners on the international poker scene, has continuously expressed his wish to witness more dialogue on the climate change issue in the near future. The Canadian player’s passionate defense of preponing the zero-net carbon deadline allies with that of many experts on climate change.
Moreover, the accomplished player who seeks to voice out his concerns for the planet knows how to use his power as a significant achiever in the poker scene. According to him, climate change isn’t a political issue, but a moral responsibility.
Negreanu has also gone on to urge his supporters and other common folks to pressurize their political representatives to initiate policies to combat climate change. In a plea to his fans, he beckoned them to take an up-and-close look at the facts and figures on the climate crisis and global warming and believe in the science behind it. Negreanu cautioned his supporters by stating precisely that if carbon emissions weren’t controlled, it would spell an end for humanity.