Could the apocalyptic scenario depicted in the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” actually take place?  Well not according to Dr. Willie Soon of the Marshall Institute, who notes that the movie’s depiction of global warming melting the Greenland ice sheet and shutting down the Gulf stream lacks any credible scientific basis.  To begin with, the ice sheet has been stable for centuries, and surface measurements over the last 50 years show a slight decline in temperature.  Further, the Gulf stream is a consequence of a large scale wind system over the ocean and the rotation of the earth, which means the earth would literally have to stop spinning in its tracks to cause such a catastrophe.  Thus it appears this movie is a lot more fiction than fact.

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