Leo got up in front of 30 million people and said something about climate change that 25 million people could understand.
That is better than 97% of scientists have done.
Convincing people to act on climate change is not about facts and figures, it is about winning hearts and souls. Winston Churchill did not convince Britons (and the US) to support the war, by reciting facts and figures. No! He stood up in front of people and said things they could understand. Winston Churchill knew the facts and figures, but his speeches were about blood, sweat, tears, and work.
We knew the score, and should have phased out carbon fuels by 1990. But, the industry tugged at heartstrings with words like "jobs" and "economy". Facts and figures say there are more jobs and a better economy with renewable energy, but they beat us on oratory, while we squabbled over details.Which is what Eli was trying to point out.
Now on the scientific front, the first thing to point out is that the filming was done in the mountains to the west of Calgary, near Canmore, not in Calgary. The nearest Canadian weather station to Canmore is Banff and Banff is really close as things go, 26 km on the road, maybe less than 20 if a bunny is taking the crow, something bunnies tend to avoid.
With that out of the way, let us look at the climate variable most closely associated with what the film makers wanted, snow on the ground (in cm damn it the is a scientifical blog, no ethical scientist uses feet or inches)
FWIW 120 days is the end of April, the Chinook that hit Calgary came in Jan 25, and yes, bunnies can see the warmish weather from it, but then the snow on the ground in 2015 (red) remained low to zilch for the rest of the season. That is a hell of a Chinook, maybe never was such a thing.
Well how about the temperature. Eli can graph the average temperature
@simondonner true, but not the point I was trying to make which was that baseline on which chinook occurs is shifting— Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) February 29, 2016
.@amk_capes No. Winters 2014-2015 AND 2016 were unusually warm throughout western Canada. I just showed you the data. I think we're done :-(— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) March 1, 2016
also, of course Leonardo D!