A scientist grasping the distinction between fiction (the new “Day After Tomorrow” climate porn film) and realty, and respecting the public’s intelligence to do the same:
“My first reaction was, ‘Oh, my God, this is a disaster because it is such a distortion of the science. It will certainly create a backlash,’ ” said Dan Schrag, a Harvard University paleoclimatologist. “I have sobered up somewhat because the public is probably smart enough to distinguish between Hollywood and the real world.”
Le’ts hope Schrag hasn’t underestimated the public’s intelligence. I think he hasn’t.