Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Global environmental solutions: a fiction

The New York Times introduced an interesting debate “Will Fiction Influence How We React to Climate Change?” on their website. I remember watching The Day After Tomorrow in 8th grade science class and analyzing the movie for inaccuracies. The whole experience gave me the shivers. Watching society watch a problem explode in front of them without a solution- I wanted to hide under my desk.  However, is there truth to the exaggerated fictional movie that depicted the Statue of Liberty drowning in the harbor and people running past the border to Mexico?

We have a problem in front of us right now. There are many solutions. Some of them are being tested in labs; others are being practiced in smaller communities. A global solution? Sounds like fiction.

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