Hurricanes_amsre_2005_lrg.jpg (JPEG Image, 1440x720 pixels) - Scaled (87%) Map_currents_atlantic.jpg (JPEG Image, 514x707 pixels) The Day After Tomorrow. The disaster film epic, The Day After Tomorrow™, depicts a world where global warming triggers an abrupt climate change, creating a global superstorm that unleashes unimaginable worldwide weather disasters.
In the span of just a few days, tornados devastate Los Angeles, huge hail pounds Tokyo, and colossal tsunamis and blizzards whip New York. Could it really happen? Could global warming really cause such incredible disasters? Like much science fiction, The Day After Tomorrow™ is based on some solid scientific fact. Recent scientific discoveries show that the present day climate is unusually stable, and that "normal" climate for Earth is the climate of frequent extreme jumps--like a light switch flicking on and off.
But no, a sudden global warming-induced climate shift could not cause the kind of instant wild weather mayhem depicted in the movie. The superstorm sucks vast quantities of frigid upper atmospheric air down to the surface, flash freezing any living thing caught outside. Google Image Result for. Day_After_Tomorrow_Video_Questions.pdf (application/pdf Object) Day After Tomorrow - The Movie Worksheet. Climateprediction.net. Scientific truth, political agenda or just a disaster movie?
Here is a wide selection of reviews of the film: For each review, think about whether it is for or against the filmwhether it thinks the science behind the film is correct or notwhat it says the message behind the film iswhether or not it thinks the film gets its message across wellwhether you are told enough about the author to see whether they are biased in any way Various organisations carried out polls of public opinion about climate change issues at the time of the film: Background information What is an Ice Age? Milankovitch cycles on the Encyclopedia of Earth website What were they doing cutting an Ice Core in Antarctica? About ice cores from the British Antarctic Survey website When do ice shelves split off? About ice shelves from the British Antarctic Survey website What is the Gulf Stream? The Gulf Stream is part of the thermohaline circulation.
About thermohaline Circulation from Climate Research Unit (CRU) website. Untitled. In the new movie The Day After Tomorrow, abrupt climate change plunges the planet into total chaos.
As tornadoes rip through Hollywood landmarks and grapefruit-size hail pounds Tokyo, New York City turns into an icy wasteland—all in a matter of days. It may just be a high-octane summer blockbuster, but environmentalists hope The Day After Tomorrow will serve as a wake-up call about global climate change. National Geographic News spoke with Tom Prugh—senior editor at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. —to hear what he thought of the movie, which he saw at an advance screening.
So should we brace ourselves for another ice age? No, I don't think so. But is global warming real? The overwhelming scientific consensus is that global warming is real, and that it's upon us now. What role does human activity play in global warming? The atmosphere of the Earth is like a blanket that traps heat. And what does this do the welfare of the Earth? That's what's happening with the climate. No.