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I found this very humorous.


Canada's usually known for its snowy, winter vistas.

But while shooting "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio says the film needed to ditch Alberta for Argentina to find the cold landscapes the shoot required.

"Our team endured two unprecedented weather events that shut down the already-delayed and complicated production schedule, which I’m sure you’ve heard about," DiCaprio told the audience at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation awards on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Turbulent and disruptive weather events are happening all over the world and are causing irreparable damage. 2015 has literally become the tipping point for climatic instability and it’s incredibly scary."

“We were in Calgary and the locals were saying, ‘This has never happened in our province ever.'”

"The Revenant," which was shot in Alberta and B.C., tells the story of a 19th-century explorer (played by DiCaprio) who was left for dead after being attacked by a bear on a hunting trip.

The shoot required plenty of snow, which was in such short supply during filming that the production had to bring in snow guns, according to Vanity Fair.

“We were in Calgary and the locals were saying, ‘This has never happened in our province ever,'” DiCaprio said in a Q&A reported by Variety.

“We would come and there would be eight feet of snow, and then all of a sudden a warm gust of wind would come.”

At the time of filming, the southern Alberta phenomenon known as chinooks were passing through the region. Chinooks are gusts of warm ocean air that come in over the Rocky Mountains throughout the year.

"Snow wars"

It wasn't the only production left scrambling after Alberta's weather proved uncharacteristically sunny. FX's "Fargo," which was shot in Calgary this spring, faced temperatures that would rise by about 20 degrees when taking wind into account.

The snow shortage led to a face-off between "The Revenant" and "Fargo" crews.

"We had to truck [snow] in from the mountains, but [director Alejandro Gonzalez] Iñárritu was up there shooting Revenant, so we'd have these snow wars," showrunner Noah Hawley told Vulture.

"We'd be like, 'We got all the snow today!'" executive producer Warren Littlefield added.

"We were all staring at our apps, going, 'I think it's going to get cold enough this weekend and we can make snow.' And then, yes, begging Revenant for their snow-making equipment."

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36 minutes ago, ForsbergTheGreat said:

I hope you don't think oil and gas in canada are a major proponent of climate change?

Well whether one wants to acknowledge it or not the oil and gas produced in the Alberta oil sands has to be one of the worst for the environment second to maybe offshore drilling or Russian exploration. Not to mention the quality sucks and only countries like China are willing to buy the junk oil at face value... It also happens to very expensive and time consuming to extract. 

Obama of all people even called it dirty oil..

There's a reason why Saudi or middle eastern oil is top notch because even if there was an environmental disaster it's in the middle of the desert.. far away from people and other things.

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While his original stance was wrong - climate change does lend itself to stronger and more frequent Chinooks and El Nino. So in a sense, he wasn't really all that far off the mark. 

I mean, I'm typing this in Edmonton while sitting on my patio in shorts and a t-shirt. There is no snow on the ground and its December 9th. Again, is this DIRECTLY related to climate change? Of course not. But climate change does increase the strength and frequency of warm weather patterns like Chinooks.

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2 hours ago, Tortorella's Rant said:

Climate change is a hoax. Jim Inhofe proved this when he brought a snowball into the senate.

I still think to this day that he was mostly joking. No one can be that stupid.

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