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The Real Disaster Movie
27, 2004

This Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of "The Day After Tomorrow," the highly anticipated Hollywood action film that's giving the Sierra Club's Global Warming Team heartburn because it's so over the top with its depiction of its potentially devastating effects on the earth's climate.

But we all agree it's a great opportunity to have a conversation with millions of Americans about the real science and consequences of global warming. And it's a great chance to shine a bright light on the Bush administration's bad record and lack of action on global warming.

I have to agree with Dan Becker, Washington Director, Sierra Club Global Warming program when he says, "The real fiction about global warming is coming from the Bush administration," which has put its head in the sand and is ignoring the consensus of the scientific community on global warming.

When the makers of a movie about global warming get their facts wrong, the worst that can happen is you're out a few bucks. But when the Bush administration ignores the science, the results can be disastrous -- and the movie's got that right.

Read more on "The Day After Tomorrow" and Global Warming