The Day After Tommorow Fact of Fiction?

Essay by tboltz26Junior High, 8th gradeA+, December 2004

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I watched a movie called The Day After Tomorrow. It's mostly about what the world would look like if the greenhouse effect and global warming continued at levels that they resulted in worldwide disaster. It's about a paleoclimatologist, Professor Hall, who tries to save the world from the effects of global warming, when the city was scared for the chilling beginnings of a new Ice Age. In addition to all of the other challenges Dr. Hall faces, he's also going against the flow as the people racing south to warmer climates, and he's nearly the only one that was going north.

I chose this movie because it has a lot to do with the things that we learned in this semester like global warming and the Green House effect. Also, when I first watched the movie I just watched it for entertainment, and didn't really pay attention to any educational facts about science.

In this case I decided to watch it again and actually try to learn something. I also heard a lot of great reviews from this movie, saying how interesting it was, that's what mostly made me interested in watching it.

When I watched this movie, I figured that a lot of the things that were mentioned or were happening where false or mislead. After that, I did some research on my thoughts. I found out that in this movie there are plenty of "falsehoods". For example, in the film, tornadoes whip through Los Angeles then New York is buried by a storm surge all in a matter of days. Could this really happen so quickly with these effects? I looked that up and here's what I found out: No, when scientists refer to abrupt changes in the earth's climate, they are generally referring to changes...