A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

How big a howler is The Day after Tomorrow? Vote now .....

The Times critic howled with laughter when he saw The Day after Tomorrow. How many howls does the film deserve? (5 = one of the worst 'science' films ever).

Have fun, and do vote - in the sidebar, on the right. Thanks.

And here, just to keep you going, is our very own Bjorn Lomborg's recent review of the film: 'Entertaining discredited ideas of a climatic catastrophe' (The Australian, May 27): "The second let-down is more fundamental: none of the movie's thrilling developments could happen."

And Philip's verdict: save your hard-earned cash for Harry Potter. Far more adult and much more fun. Magic even.

Philip, enjoying hearing the wolves howl. But, as The Times critic warned: "If you are being chased by packs of wolves in frozen Manhattan, head for the Public Library with a cute girl and a box of matches." And, if you would like to hear the wolves howl, then go here (.wav file - sound on, please) at the excellent The Searching Wolf Web Site. Moreover, instead of wasting your time watching the film, why not visit the superb Wolf Park for a much better, real-life, experience? Tea time.

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