Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio told Variety.com that he experienced climate change firsthand while filming The Revenant near Calgary last winter.
Here’s an excerpt from interview: “I’ve never experienced something so first-hand that was so dramatic. You see the fragility of nature and how easily things can be completely transformed with just a few degrees difference. It’s terrifying, and it’s what people are talking about all over the world. And it’s simply just going to get worse,” said DiCaprio.
“We were in Calgary and the locals were saying, ‘This has never happened in our province ever.’ We would come and there would be eight feet of snow, and then all of a sudden a warm gust of wind would come.”
It turns out that what Leo was experiencing was something common to Alberta!
Chinooks are regular weather phenomenon that sees warm winds descend upon Calgary, and can see temperatures swing wildly over the course of a few hours. One recorded blast saw the temperature jump from -15 Celsius to 17 Celsius! It happens dozens of times every winter.
Many believe that the locals were having Leo on, playing a bit of a practical joke on him. Well, it worked!
Some have remarked that Leo is a “good actor, but a bad weatherman”!