There is a self defeating gene in scientists that makes them insist on absolute accuracy, even when they are parsing ~97% correct (hmm, Eli did it there again with the ~) statements. Leonardo DiCaprio in his Oscar acceptance speech said
Starting at ~2 minutes, damn that is a strong ~ GMO in there,
And lastly, I just want to say this, making The Revenant was about man's relationship to the natural world — the world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production had to move to the southernmost tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.brought forth the niggle in his acceptance speech when he pointed out that the Revenance crew had to move down to Chile from Alberta to find snow.
We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous peoples of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who will be most affected by this, for our children's children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.
I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted; I do not take this night for granted.
Now this is not a new statement from DiCaprio, the usual suspects were chewing on a similar statement DiCaprio had made at the Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony. The counter is that a strong Chinook wind had blown through, but the fact is that northern hemisphere snow cover is falling faster than even arctic ice and 2015 was unusually warm in Western Canada as Mike Mann tweeted
A couple of tweets
@simondonner @theturner You're conflating proximate & ultimate causes- same with all extremes: the envelope is driven by different processes— Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) February 29, 2016
Anyone critical of the way Leo DiCaprio champions the cause of climate change is welcome to step up and do better.— David Roberts (@drvox) February 29, 2016