Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

"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 global warming. 

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 warming.  

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.

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