Leonardo DiCaprio, climate change, and a geography lesson.

Leonardo DiCaprio is very much into the environment. It is understandable that he would have concerns about climate change. For this reason, he served as a United Nations representative on climate change.

It is also important to educate one’s self about geography, weather, and climate. Leonardo DiCaprio was in Calgary,Alberta,Canada filming “The Revenant”. He noticed there was alot of snow, and then a warm gust of wind melted it. He said he was told this never happened in Alberta.

Sources:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/10/leonardo-dicaprio-mocked-for-confusing-canadas-chi/http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/leonardo-dicaprio-chinooks-climate-change-1.3358972

This is why more people need to learn geography.

Location of Calgary.

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Calgary is located 50 miles(80 km) east of the Rocky Mountains, on the leeward side. This is the area of Canada where chinooks occur the most. It is a local wind. This phenomenon frequently occurs in places on the leeward side of the Rockies. This is even mentioned in National Geographic.

This video below will show how the chinook wind(also known as foehn) works.

 

It is also important to understand the difference between weather and climate. Weather is what takes place in the short term. Climate is long term. Video below will explain.

 

This is not to say that climate change isn’t an issue. This is to say that in order to understand things like climate change, and local weather, you must learn geography.

 

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