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PUGS Event: Hollywood Science Gone Bad: A Special Screening of The Day After Tomorrow with Professor Daniel Sigman of Department of Geosciences

EVENT DATE:
03/29/2012

EVENT TIME:
8:00 pm

EVENT LOCATION:
Frist Multipurpose Room C
Frist Campus Center
Princeton, NJ 08544

SUMMARY:

A special movie screening of the high-octane Hollywood blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow, a sci-fi disaster film based loosely on the idea of “abrupt climate change,” in which global warming triggers a series of catastrophic superstorms that plunge the planet into a new ice age. Daniel Sigman, the Dusenbury Professor of the Department of Geosciences, will lead a discussion exposing both the good and bad science depicted in the movie, and will be available for a Q&A session after the screening. Open to all Princeton students, staff, and faculty. Popcorn and drinks will be served.


AFFILIATION OF SPEAKER/PERFORMER:
Princeton Undergraduate Geosciences Society (PUGS); Department of Geosciences at Princeton University

INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKER/PERFORMER:
Daniel Sigman is a biogeochemist who explores the interaction of biomass and climate in shaping the Earth's geologic history.