Will Hollywood Junk Science Help Or Hurt The Real Thing?

This summer’s big Hollywood disaster flick is The Day After Tomorrow, in which all the dire predictions scientists have been making about the consequences of global warming come true – over the course of about three days. Environmental groups have been latching on to the film in the hope that the sight of New York City encased permanently in ice will spark the public’s interest in the real-life issue of climate change, but some observers point out that a film clearly based on junk science is more likely to spark a backlash against the global warming alarmists than to cause the public to rally to their side.