Just how stupid are actors with their Global Warming?

    Do not think about, write about or deal with  human behavior without determining the effects of incentives. It’s not their money, of course they’ll waste it.

     This is quite funny because it shows that, if you don’t know anything, you’re free to make things up.

Leonardo DiCaprio witnesses a ‘terrifying’ sign of climate change in Calgary — a chinook
Tristin Hopper | December 10, 2015 | National Post

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attracted widespread derision from the people of Calgary after he cited the city’s famously unusual weather as “terrifying” evidence of climate change.

“We would come and there would be eight feet of snow, and then all of a sudden a warm gust of wind would come,” DiCaprio told Variety.com, describing it as a “scary” vision of things to come.

“It’s terrifying, and it’s what people are talking about all over the world. And it’s simply just going to get worse.”

While Alberta winters do seem to be getting warmer lately, sudden shifts of temperature have been a Calgary winter staple for centuries. Known as Chinook winds, they are sudden gusts of warm, coastal air that coarse over the Rocky Mountains, leaving a trail of instant snow melt.

“Those who have not the warm, invigorating Chinook winds of this country, cannot well comprehend what a blessing they are,” reads a description of the phenomenon from a 1900 edition of the Calgary Weekly Herald. “The icy clutch of winter is lessened, the earth throws off its winding sheet of snow.”

Chinooks are also the origin of the favourite Calgary phrase “if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes.”

While the actor did not mention the specific date when the phenomenon took place, it did suddenly reach 17 C on Jan. 25, sending Calgarians to patios in t-shirts.

Oddly, however, DiCaprio reported that Albertan crew members told him ‘this has never happened in our province ever.”


     This is called ragging the outside guy. “Never happened in our province ever.” It has happened dozens of times in the lifetimes of people 35 years of age.

“I wish someone had explained to Leonardo DiCaprio what a Chinook is,” wrote Alberta MP Michelle Rempel in a Twitter Post.

DiCaprio was in Southern Alberta in early 2014 to film The Revenant, a film recounting the true story of 1820s frontiersman Hugh Glass, who mounted an epic journey out of the U.S. wilderness after being left for dead following a bear attack.

    ‘It’s terrifying, and it’s what people are talking about all over the world. And it’s simply just going to get worse’

He described the warm wind encounter during a media Q&A for the film.

“I’ve never experienced something so firsthand that was so dramatic. You see the fragility of nature and how easily things can be completely transformed with just a few degrees difference,” he said.

The shoot did experience more Chinooks than usual because of a strong El Nino season, according to Global Calgary Meteorologist Jordan Witzel, who acted as a forecasting consultant on The Revenant.

But as Witzel noted on the Global News website, “You cannot make a statement on climate change based on a weather event … weather is what’s happening now; climate is what we would expect to happen into the future.”

The Titanic and Wolf of Wall Street star has long been a high-profle campaigner for action on climate change, and is currently working on a documentary about climate change, with a focus on weather patterns in 2015.


    An individual whose carbon footprint is many times greater than the persons he condemns. A person who takes a personal jet to international conferences on Global Warming.

Although climate change’s actual effects on Alberta will likely not be noticeable to visiting actors, a 2013 report wrote that the province will see a two degree rise over the next 100 years, a situation that will bring about an earlier spring, increased precipitation and a drier climate.


   This, again, is a prediction which means it hasn’t happened and, given the record of cataclysmic predictions of climate hysterics, probably won’t happen.

   Stick to pretending you’re another person on the screen, not an expert on Global Warming. Leave it to experts like me; It ain’t happening, chinook or no chinook.  I know he got an Academy Award, but I didn’t give it to him.

Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Power Teaching: How to Find Someone to Teach Your Child when the Education System has Failed.
Cui Bono–Cherchez les Contingencies


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