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In the film The Day After Tomorrow, the movie dealt with global warming and how it might affect our climate. In the start of the movie some of the actors are found drilling for ice core samples in Antarctica. The core samples are used for research in the distant pass's climate. Well they are drilling a piece of the ice shelf breaks off. It was the size of Texas. The movie then shifts to a Global Warming conference in India. The scientist explains that Global Warming can move the climate in to a cooling trend.

Our readings for last week were about melting ice caps everywhere in the world that could be from global warming. The papers also talked about the effects that this could have on our planet. This is in the movie and also in our readings so it may be the only science in the whole movie. All of these events could not take place in a week like the movie would like you to believe. The papers talk about research that is starting to show just how bad global warming COULD be for earth. In the movie they also have what they call supper cells. These supper cells are very big and can cover a whole country at once. These cell form like hurricanes but form over land. The cells pull air from high up in the atmosphere and bring down supper cold air down to the ground. They are so big the air does not have a chance of warming up. All living things that are coute out side in the cell die from freezing to death.

The movie deals with a worst case scenario real. The movie shows the effect of what happens when the process of thermohaline circulation is stopped. When too much fresh water is unbalanced with the amount of salt water thermohaline circulation is jeopardized. This can cause a change in the global climate, but not as fast as in the movie. The Day After Tomorrow, can be a good movie to go and watch but don't go for the scientific value. All of the parts were they discuss the science are short and over simplified.



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