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Day After Tomorrow, The

[cert 12A, 124 mins]

For years, scientists have known that the warming of the earth might result in the onset of a new Ice Age, which would be caused when Arctic ice melted in sufficient quantity to stop the Gulf Stream in its tracks. In the film The Day After Tomorrow the Washington-based climatologist, Jack Hall has a premonition of this disaster when he finds himself clinging to a fissure that suddenly appears beside a research station in Antarctica. He's persuaded that global warming will bring on a new Ice Age within 500 to 1,000 years unless world leaders introduce immediate reforms.

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Director: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal

Level: KS3, KS4

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, Media Studies, Science

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