The Day After Tomorrow (2004)


Concept featured in clip:
Politics of global climate change; Consequences of global warming
Location of clip: DVD: 0 – 08:10


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Summary of clip: The scene begins with scientists collecting ice cores in Antarctica when the ice shelf breaks off. The scene ends at a world conference of scientists and politicians discussing the consequences of global climate change.

Connection of flickclip to the concept:Student witness why scientists and environmentalists are concerned about global climate change. They also witness why some politicians are not anxious to take action regarding global warming.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What is the cost of doing nothing about global warming?

b. What may be the cost to the economy to take the action the Kyoto Accord Protocol calls for?

c. What effect will melting of the ice caps have on ocean circulation?

d. Is the existence of global warming debated among scientists?

2. You can show students the clip and have the students research the effects of global warming and what they personally can do to combat global warming.

3. You can use this clip to initiate a debate on what we should do as a country about global warming.