Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow , portrays a world where global warming triggers an abrupt climate change, creating a global super storm that unleashes worldwide weather disasters. In just a few days, tornados devastate Los Angeles, huge hail falls on Tokyo, and enormous storm surge waves and blizzards ravage New York. Could these events really occur or are they just science fiction? The Day After Tomorrow , like much science fiction, is based on some actual scientific facts. The idea that a sudden climate shift can occur because of global warming is possible as is the concept that it could be too drastic for humans to adapt to in time to survive. The Earth naturally has frequent extreme jumps in its climate, so with an added factor, like global warming, the climate could in fact shift suddenly and irreversibly. This could only be possible if increased precipitation and glacial melt water flood the North Atlantic with enough fresh water to slow down or stop the Gulf Stream ocean current, as was depicted in the movie. Without the Gulf Stream circulating warm tropic water to the North Atlantic, average
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.