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<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Washington, D.C., May 12, 2004—The upcoming movie, The Day After Tomorrow, depicts the cataclysmic events that supposedly would be triggered by global warming induced climate change. Under the tagline “Where will you be?”, The Day After Tomorrow shows harrowing images of New York City covered in snow and ice, the Sydney opera house being consumed by a mammoth tidal wave and Los Angeles being destroyed by tornadoes. Unfortunately, the blockbuster fails to employ sound science to back up the special effects.
Scientists around the world have begun to question and counter the “scientific” facts depicted within the movie. Attached is a list of scientists that are available to reveal the truth behind the science fiction of The Day After Tomorrow. The movie is scheduled for release on Memorial Day weekend, May 28th.
Dr. David Legates, Director, Center for Climatic Research at the University of Delaware
Dr. Ian Clark, Professor, Isotope Hydrogeology and Paleoclimatology, Department of Earth Sciences (Arctic specialist), University of Ottawa
Dr. Madhav Khandekar, Environmental Consultant, 25 years with Environment Canada in Meteorology
Dr. Robert Balling, Director, Office of Climatology at Arizona State University
Dr. Robert E. Davis, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Virginia, Editor of “Climate Research”, Chair of the Committee of Biometeorology and Aerobiology of the American Meteorological Society
George Taylor, Faculty Member at Oregon State University’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, State Climatologist of Oregon
Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Enviro-Sci Host
Dr. Christopher Essex, Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Ross McKitrick, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, B.C., Coauthor of the Canadian bestseller Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming
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Dr. James J. O'Brien, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Meteorology & Oceanography, Director, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
Dr. Pat Michaels, professor of Environmental Science, University of Virginia, State Climatologist of Virginia