"The Day After Tomorrow"
May 28, 2004
Photos by Vivian Stockman
OVEC and IFGCC members follow-up with movie-goers
When the global warming disaster movie "The Day After
Tomorrow" opened on Friday, May 28, members of the Ohio Valley Environmental
Coalition and the West Virginia Interfaith Global Climate Change Campaign
joined thousands of activists nationwide in handing out fliers (see
sidebar) to film-goers. We gave out informational sheets outside
theatres in Huntington and Charleston. The majority of exiting audience
members where glad to get information of what we all can do to help stop
Moveon.org, which urged the nationwide flier-drop, noted on its
website: While "The Day After Tomorrow" is more science
fiction than science fact, everyone will be talking about it and
asking "Could it really happen?" This is an unprecedented
opportunity to talk to millions of Americans about the real dangers of
global warming and expose President Bush's foot-dragging on the issue.
The World Health Organization estimates that at least 160,000 people
died in 2003 as a result of global-warming-related disasters. Global
warming is caused primarily by the burning of fossil fuels. But
don't despair, there's still hope. For instance, the Apollo
Alliance has a plan to create 3 million new jobs in the US as we switch
to truly cleaner alternative forms of energy. See the links in the
sidebar to learn more ways you can help reverse global
Fliers in hand, Don and Abe await the exit
of "The Day After Tomorrow" film-goers.
Patrons of the film are happy to get more information on global warming.