December 12, 2015

That time Leonardo DiCaprio flew in to "investigate" Fort Chip (and I was there)

Josh FisherRebel Blogger

Leo strikes again.

Leonardo DiCapro's latest statement in his global crusade against climate change caused quite a few chuckles from residents of Alberta, where Leo cast the glorious Chinook wind as evidence of “terrifying” climate change.

But seeing this latest outburst of idiocy from Leo was fairly unsurprising to me, as I have a personal story of a run in with him in the summer of 2014.

I was working for Alberta forestry that summer, and was sent to the community of Fort Chipewyan in the far Northeast corner of Alberta. Fort Chip, a tiny community of a few hundred individuals is located downstream of the oilsands development on Lake Athabasca. The only way to get there in the summer is by flying to the airport on the edge of town.

News stories about Fort Chip have claimed that the oilsands is polluting Lake Athabasca, poisoning the fish and by extension, the residents that eat the fish. (My experience fishing did not turn up any 3-eyed mutants).

Considering the tiny population of this community, air traffic at this airport is not exactly like London Heathrow. This is why I perked up when I saw a privately chartered Lear jet land at the airport one day. An oil exec maybe?

Word got out very fast that this was no oil exec, but the (in)famous Leo DiCaprio, savior of humanity. He was visiting Fort Chip to “investigate” the “devastation” caused by the oilsands first hand.

It must have seemed mighty convenient that this community’s airport could accommodate a jet as large as his, because if you’re going to save the world, you deserve the luxury.

As it turns out, Mr. DiCaprio didn’t accomplish much besides doing an ice bucket challenge, nominating Stephen Harper and promptly leaving the community. Now that’s an impact!

To many sane and logical observers, it may strike you as a tad hypocritical to fly your private Lear jet to a remote northern community, tell the locals that the oilsands and what they produce is evil and ruining their lives, blame Harper, then hop back on your plane and go back to Hollywood to continue your chic lifestyle.

This is the face of modern climate activism.

In Marc Morano’s new movie Climate Hustle, he calls Leo DiCaprio, Al Gore and all the other Hollywood jet setting “activists” the “Climate Monarchy”. This could not be more accurate.

DiCaprio sees himself not as a self-ingratiating hypocrite, but as the royalty fighting for a new world order.

When he showed up in Fort Chip that hot summer afternoon, his only purpose was to cause maximum political impact with minimal effort, and return to his champagne filled luxury.

This brings us to the Chinook misrepresentation.

DiCaprio is so oblivious to the reality of a basic weather event that he sees no issue with going on record and spouting an utter and absolute fallacy. To DiCaprio, his view is the correct view, and all others are either ignorant or shackled to the interests of big oil.

But that is how disconnected and unconcerned with reality he is. To Leo and the rest of Al Gore’s “climate monarchy”, facts don’t matter. Lies are truth and truth are lies. As long as you adhere to the proper dogma, all is well. Kinda sounds like the Ministry of Truth, eh?

People like DiCaprio are the very ones at the forefront of this climate agenda. But his comment about Chinooks is not the most concerning issue here. It is the reaction of the media. Some, like the Huffington Post Alberta, present his claim as truth. Others, like the National Post, cast him in a sort of “Silly Uncle Joe that says silly things” light. There is absolutely zero personal accountability for his comments.

But, considering the reliable streak of mendacity from the media party, should we be in any way surprised?


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commented 2015-12-16 00:34:14 -0500
Don Macdonald do not use logic , the chicken littles hate that.
commented 2015-12-14 22:58:06 -0500
Fort Chip is at the west end of Lake Athabasca and at the far end are the tailings ponds of the closed uranium mine that was once operated by the mine people of Uranium City. What is never mentioned is that the entire north radiates from low level radiation for all the uranium in the ground. If you go to Google Earth or Google Maps you can actually see the leeching of the tailings into Lake Athabasca and that leeching has been going on for over 60 years.
Scroll down on this site below to Sask- Uranium City – it will explain Fort Chips health problems have absolutely NOTHING to do with the Oilsands.
commented 2015-12-14 14:10:29 -0500
I actually thought he was a good actor, but I no longer watch anything that he is in. Anyone I hear that holds the same lies out as being the truth, I boycott. If enough people do this, Leo will be just another grade B actor, out looking for work.
commented 2015-12-14 05:46:22 -0500
As long as that fucking hypocrite and his the jet preach to the peons he is happy , is nothing but a fucking hack, anybody that believes what he says is just as brain-dead as he is, that piece of shit makes it makes his living out of lying what does that tell you , does the term human garbage to mind, he won’t debate as he is to stupid…my guess he can’t even spell the word.
commented 2015-12-14 05:46:19 -0500
As long as that fucking hypocrite and his the jet preach to the peons he is happy , is nothing but a fucking hack, anybody that believes what he says is just as brain-dead as he is, that piece of shit makes it makes his living out of lying what does that tell you , does the term human garbage to mind, he won’t debate as he is to stupid…my guess he can’t even spell the word.
commented 2015-12-13 09:40:14 -0500
We could do with a bit of global warming, but alas, it’s all a crock of bovine egesta.
commented 2015-12-13 03:51:13 -0500
Sometimes these actors get too full of themselves and act like “gazoonies” -when out of their realm.
commented 2015-12-12 22:22:23 -0500
Good one, Edward!
commented 2015-12-12 21:13:58 -0500
I looked up the word Shnook and saw a picture of Leanordo Dicaprio. (Means stupid or gullible person).
commented 2015-12-12 20:17:12 -0500
Love the Chinooks, keep the bike gassed uo for little Jan and Feb scoots – it’s a naturl benefit of being an Albertan.
commented 2015-12-12 19:26:27 -0500
Back in the 90s my cousin and her friend came to Calgary for a visit over Christmas, one thing they hoped to experience was a Chinook, well they got their wish, one night as we went to bed the temperature was -32C the next mourning it was 13C with one of the best arches I’ve ever seen.

FYI Chinook is an Indian word that means snow eater.
commented 2015-12-12 17:25:14 -0500
ok what world does this man live on? he flys to France to shop leases the most expensive and largest boats in the world eats the most expensive foods in the world that r flown in from around the world because of his “special diet” yeah I will listen to this crackpot who never worked an honest days work in his life maybe he and our new PMO should be best friends because they live in the same world!
commented 2015-12-12 15:34:54 -0500
I think he was just being himself in “what’s eating Gilbert Grape”
commented 2015-12-12 14:55:34 -0500
This is about one thing only. It’s all about Leo shaking off enough white guilt so he can sleep soundly at night.
commented 2015-12-12 14:13:13 -0500
There has to be more to this story than just typical Hollywad hypo spew – common, ’fess up, this is where they filmed Leo being “rogered” by the bear that will be spliced into his new movie – all I want to know is was it a mutually consenting coupling and was the bear or Leo smiling the most.
commented 2015-12-12 14:11:40 -0500
I think one might make a case that the majority of the Media executives, especially in North America, through their active or passive acceptance and promotion of so many ill-thought out, yet politically correct, self-serving campaigns are more of a danger to the economy and safety of our citizens, that these few grand-standing, self-centred, morally superior fools. They are just convenient content for the Media propagandists.
commented 2015-12-12 13:43:46 -0500
In other word he is an idiot person that destroys many families, people, workers that relies with our oil-sands. I don’t think that he really cares, he is just promoting himself to be the good guy and care with the environment and of course get the dirty money from the middle east oil. Why don’t you go in Russia, China, and Middle East to promote your belief? Ha? Afraid losing your two heads! What do you know about climates, environments, geology, technology in oil?! Ha?! We are Albertans and do not fuck up with us! We have families, real friends here that you are destroying! You are not welcome here! China can say that, why not us?!
commented 2015-12-12 13:03:52 -0500
champagne totalitarians: grinding poverty for thee, but not for me
the climate envirotards like leo are nothing new. The climate change gang are just the latest iteration of hate filled despots to try and control the world and all the people on it. Egyptians, Romans, Nazis, Communists now environmentalists. Different name same old story of corruption, hypocrisy, elitism, death and destruction.