Is this movie realistic?
aspects of the movie have a distant basis in fact and real theories of
climate change, the film greatly compresses and exaggerates events. Scenarios
that take place over a few days or weeks in the movie would actually
require centuries to occur. Nevertheless, climate change is real, and is
having an effect on Earth’s
ice and oceans. Not tomorrow, or the day after, but today.
Sea ice extent
and concentration anomalies relative to 1988-2000.
2002, satellite data showed that sea ice extent was 4 percent
lower than any previous September since satellite monitoring began
Source: Fetterer, F. and K. Knowles. 2002. Sea
Ice Index . Boulder,
CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.
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- Serreze, M. C., J. A. Maslanik, T. A. Scambos, F. Fetterer, J. Stroeve,
K. Knowles, C. Fowler, S. Drobot, R. G. Barry, and T. M. Haran. 2003.
A record minimum arctic sea ice extent and area in 2002. Geophysical
Research Letters 30(3): 1110, doi: 10.1029/2002GL016406.
M., D. K. Perovich, and M. C. Serreze. 2003. Meltdown in the north. Scientific
American 289(4): 60-67.