has been a new histeria in the film industry that hasn't been this high
since the release of the 'Passion.' This histeria mounts behind the release
of 'The Day After Tomorrow' opening May 28. The film, which involves a
giant storm that results in an ice age that quickly wipes out most of
mankind, has been supported by groups such as moveon.org,
and people such as Al Gore. Unduit.org
states: While the movie is [a] light summer fare when it comes to
scientific weight, the scientific facts about global warming are substantial
indeed. Climate change is happening today, so there's no time like the
present to learn more about it. This movie has taken the self marketing
approach by playing on the scientific theory of global warming and the
resulting damages that can be done by said theory.
the movie actually plays on is 'abrupt' global warning and shows geological
effects that are physically impossible. So, is this movie here to be what
it is, a movie, or was created to raise consciousness on the issue of
global warming? However, what is the theory behind global warming?
surrounds our planet helping trap heat created by the energy of our sun.
By burning fossil fuels, such as driving a car or processing plants such
as coal, unnatural increases in omissions of CO2 enter the atmosphere
creating an even thicker blanket that causes more of the suns energy to
be trapped and, therefore, cause temperature to rise. As of now, carbon
dioxide from burning coal has been considered the major factor in CO2
output. However, there are other factors that include methane, ozone,
nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons that result from aerosols and referigeration.
The effects of this could be potentially dangerous changes in climate.
Changes that would cause oceans to rise, El Ninos in some areas, and drought
in others. The resulting trend could lead to an ice age type scenario.
the movie, 'The Day After Tomorrow,' the Gulf Stream stops running, our
troposphere becomes a stratosphere causing temperatures to drop considerable
amounts by the hour, giant hail stones fall, and hurricanes with tornados
hit most of mainland. According to a report by Patrick J. Michaels, for
this to occur in the exaggerated condition that is presented in the film,
three things would have to happen. Gravity would have to change, winds
must stop, and planet Earth must stop spinning. So, what does this say
for the propogandists pushing the film to be thier poster child of global
warming? In the end, the film is what it is, a film. Let people enjoy
it for what it is, a film. Lets leave out the political bullshit and remember
to enjoy going to the theatres for their original purpose; an entertaining
escape from our every day drudgery.
The only perk to the global warming hype is that it gives this film
free marketing and added attention that it might not have recieved in
the first place. Good or bad? Lets give it a few days and find out.