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Questionable Science Behind 'The Day After Tomorrow'

One of the summer's expected blockbuster movies opens Friday. The Day After Tomorrow imagines a scenario in which global warming leads to a massive tidal wave engulfing New York City and puts most of the Northern Hemisphere in the deep-freeze. All Things Considered sent NPR's Richard Harris to review the movie -- and perhaps not surprisingly, he found that Hollywood's version of global warming plays fast and loose with scientific truth.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.

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