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Friday, May 28, 2004

The Day After Tomorrow

"Doug Randall wrote (along his boss at Global Business Network, Peter Schwartz) what has come to be known as 'the Pentagon study' on abrupt climate change. Their scenaric findings -- that the gradual global warming we're experiencing could plausibly trigger an abrupt climate snap, and that its effects would be massive, perhaps catastrophic, and of direct relevance to the national security of the United States -- we're picked up by media around the world, gathering a snowball of controversy and hype along the way. Their scenarios, freely available on the Web, were termed a 'secret Pentagon report,' and their descriptions of possible climate catastrophe taken as bald prediction.

But underneath the hype was a reasoned attempt to judge the seriousness of the threat posed by climate instability. That's something all of us hoping to change the world have to take into account. So we asked Doug about the implications of that report (now that the dust has settled), the movie The Day After Tomorrow, and how to think about the future of climate change."

Source: WorldChanging
See also:
Dry /Ice: Global Warming Revealed
The Pentagon and Abrupt Climate Change
GBN: Abrupt Climate Change
A Feel-Good Disaster Movie
The Day After Tomorrow
PhysicsWeb - Models within models
The Day After Tomorrow - IMDB
The Day After Tomorrow - Yahoo! Movies
Arctic Getting Warmer Faster
Big Climate Shifts in the Arctic
Ocean and Climate Change Institute - Abrupt Climate Change
Swiss Re - Economic dimension of climate change
Climate change - Wikipedia
Hollywood, Science and the End of the World

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