Greenland icemelt study suggests The Day After Tomorrow has some basis in reality.

March 23, 2015 4:38 PM

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Greenland icemelt study suggests The Day After Tomorrow has some basis in reality.

In the 2004 blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow, abrupt climate change plunges the world into chaos. According to new research published Monday, the idea that underpins the film’s plot—that rapid Arctic ice melt could cause dramatic changes to the global climate system—just got one step closer to reality.

Of particular concern are the profound changes happening in the Greenland ice sheet: It appears that the massive amount of freshwater from melting Greenland glaciers has now begun to slow the ocean’s circulating currents.

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