The Big Picture

Climate change too slow for Hollywood, too fast for the rest of us.
May 5, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A new global-warming epic [The Day After Tomorrow] posits that rapid melting of Arctic ice is enough to trigger massive changes in ocean currents, shutting down the Gulf Stream and setting off a humongous super storm.....The underlying science is not nonsense...There's a chance, however, that the film's depiction will set the bar too high. That is, if the reason we're supposed to worry about global warming is that it will first send a tidal wave over the Statue of Liberty and then lock it forever in an ice cube, anything less will seem ... not so bad."

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Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 in Grist Magazine
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