Wednesday, December 29, 2010

They day after the day after tomorrow

In 2004, the film "The Day After Tomorrow" warned of the catastrophic effects of global warming - - a series of extreme weather events that usher in global cooling which leads to a new ice age. It took in over $500,000,000 at the box office.

Its purpose was to entertain and educate.

And, as it turns out, it set back the cause of those advocating steps to combat global warming.

Any warning of disaster "the day after tomorrow" is counter productive years later if nothing's changed. It's "Chicken Little" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".

Global warning advocates need to tone down the scare talk if they want to succeed.

After all, we can see that everyone's still skiing in the Rockies and New England. No one's skiing in Guatemala.

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