7,300 Days After “The Day After Tomorrow”

7,300 Days After “The Day After Tomorrow”

May 30, 2024

Twenty years ago the science disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” was released in theaters nationwide. The movie, which is based on the 1999 book “The Coming Global Superstorm,” follows the perilous journey of climatologist Jack Hall as he walks to New York to save his son from the largest “climate-change-induced” superstorm the world has ever seen. Regardless of your thoughts on the acting or cinematography (this isn’t Rotten Tomatoes), the film did get something majorly wrong: New York isn’t underwater, hurricane activity is at its lowest point since 1970, and climate change isn’t the greatest threat to humanity. 

As Salon reported,

“The Day After Tomorrow attempted to make an important political point by raising awareness about how greenhouse gas emissions are destroying our planet…[which] rapidly causes a new ice age.”

But here we are, twenty years later, living prosperous and peaceful lives that are made so much better by the amenities of modern technology (which were developed using energy sources like gas and oil). The movie which “has an undeniable ‘liberal tilt,’” seems to disregard the dramatic increases in standards of living experienced around the world as a result of development. 

While the movie certainly has drama, action, and incredible CGI, it lacks facts. Next time you see Hollywood push an eco-left movie, remember what Hollywood does best: writes fictional, outrageous movies to entertain the mind (and nothing else).