WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) June 3, 2004
Eileen Claussen, President of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, doesnÂt believe global warming will unfold the way it is portrayed in the upcoming Hollywood film, "The Day After Tomorrow," but she does believe that we need to take steps now to avoid the worst consequences of global warming in the future.
"I donÂt know anyone in the scientific community who believes climate change will unfold the way it is portrayed in the film but I also know this: Climate change is real, with real consequences for our way of life, our economy and our ability to ensure that future generations inherit a world not too different from our own," said Claussen.
The movie, which opened in theaters on Friday in time for Memorial Day crowds, is sure to provoke conversations around the water cooler and discussions at the dinner table. The global warming debate is only going to get hotter in the days and weeks ahead, making it difficult to sort out fact from fiction.
The Pew Center Web site provides answers to some frequently asked questions prompted by the movie, including:
What is abrupt climate change? And could it really happen?
What is the Atlantic thermohaline circulation?
What is the difference between climate change and global warming?
Should we worry about climate change/global warming?
What can be done about global climate change?
The Pew Center has become a catalyst for collaboration in the business community, a key consultant to Congressional and international policymakers, and most importantly, an honest broker on the issue of climate change. Visit the Pew Center's Web site to learn more about global warming.
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