This week, a colossal summer movie about the effects of global warming called “The Day After Tomorrow” opens in theaters.  But according to scientist Dr. Roy Spencer of the University of Alabama at Huntsville, moviegoers need to remember that this epic is pure entertainment. Comments Dr. Spencer:  “‘The Day After Tomorrow’ is an example of how science can get hurt when it’s mixed with pop culture. The climate change scenario in this movie is science fiction, and it shouldn’t be confused with a climate forecast. Almost all research indicates a slow and gradual change in climate, probably not even noticeable in the lifetime of a single observer. While I’m hoping that the movie will raise awareness of the global warming debate, its extreme climate change storyline might only cause more global warming hysteria.”

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