Day After Tomorrow

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Stephanie Flowe
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Is it realistic to think our climate is in a fragile state? Why or why not? Do you think this type of film could scare people into at least thinking about the climate and global warming and then actually doing something about it? Explain your answer in detail.

Fans whirling in the background; the news blaring “This is the hottest summer yet!” Global warming is causing our planet to heat up as well as causing the glaciers to melt. Our climate is very fragile due to all the air and water pollution from cars, factories, and pesticides. These pollutants are creating holes in our ozone causing a greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is described as a heating phenomenon caused by short-wave solar radiation being readily transmitted into the earth’s atmosphere. The more pollution we emit, the worse off we are.

The Day After Tomorrow and other similar movies probably scare people, but not enough to make anyone act on the environment. For years scientists have been saying that we are creating too much pollution. People are just now realizing that our environment is in a critical state and acting on it. Programs like “go green” and “environmentally friendly” products are designed for the specific purpose of combating all the pollution we have caused. I don’t think the movies have anything to do with people starting to care; I think it’s because they are finally staring to realize the drastic changes in our planets climate.
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