[The New Yorker]: Even by the standards of disaster movies, The Day After Tomorrow
is irretrievably poor: a shambles of dud writing and dramatic
inconsequence which left me determined to double my consumption of
fossil fuels.

I’ve been concerned that good organizations (ranging from NRDC to MoveOn.org,
which see this as ‘an unprecedented opportunity to talk to millions of
Americans
about the real dangers of global warming and expose President Bush’s
foot-dragging on the issue.’) with important things to say about
climate change have tried to ride the wave of this movie and media
event.

But… The very silliness of The Day
After Tomorrow means that global warming will become, in the minds of
moviegoers, little more than another nonspecific fear about which they
must fret.

It’s never a good idea, IMHO, to try to build good policy — or politics — on top of bad thinking.


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