Climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quad) leads a drilling expedition in the Arctic to try to discover the effects of climate change in the area but his team is almost caught out by the ice sheet literally breaking up before their very eyes. Back home, extreme weather reports from across the world flash on the TV such as Tornadoes in Los Angeles, snow in Delhi and the worst hurricane ever recorded in the Caribbean. Jack is convinced that the world is heading for a new ice age but needs scientific proof. several floating buoys in the north Atlantic record much lower sea temperatures than is normal at that time of year indicating that the gulf Stream drift was failing. Without the Gulf stream, Western Europe and the US would be far colder in winter. he realizes that this in itself could indicate the beginning of a new ice age. Jack and his team manage to gain use of a US government supercomputer to prove this and the results confirm their worst fears. the ice age was going to start not in 100 years or even 50, it was starting right now.
Violent storms lash New York and Jacks son Sam (played by Jake Gyllenhha) was due to go back home but is stranded in Manhattan. he along with many others are forced to seek refuge in the main city library. the storms are followed by a sudden wave surge which submerges most of the Statue of Liberty, crashes through the streets and engulf the lower floors of all the buildings including the library. Luckily the phone lines are still intact and he goes downstairs with his friend (Emmy Rossum) and succeeds in getting a call through to his father but is cut off by the rising water.
In the UK snow has been falling for some time and several rescue choppers are brought down after their rotor blades freeze in mid air. a surviving pilot opens the door of the crashed aircraft but is frozen instantly. Back in the US Jack and his team build 3D images formed by data sent from the UK. he not only discovers cloud patterns that resemble a tropical storm but in the calm eye of the storm, temperatures drop dramatically by sucking impossibly cold air from the upper atmosphere towards the ground freezing solid everything in its path. Reports from a space station confirm that there are three of these spirals around the world spreading south, threatening the entire eastern seaboard of the United States.
Meanwhile back in New York, snow started to fall and settles as the flood waters began to freeze forcing the librarys residents to burn many valuable books to keep warm. They also need food and medical supplies so Sam and some others set off outside to a Russian merchant ship that had drifted into the street during the floods and was by now frozen into the ice. Realizing that there must be the things they needed on board, they break in only to be chased by a pack of vicious dogs.
Back home in a race against time, Jack decides to try to rescue his son using equipment that was normally used for his polar expeditions but conditions worsened so rapidly that he was forced to make most of the hazardous journey on foot. by this time the president had called for an evacuation of all the US states north of Texas. Mexico meanwhile had agreed to take in these evacuees in return for the cancellation of Latin American debt.
A real epic of a movie by director Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY) with amazing special effects including stunning views of the earth from space.
It's not as bad as cheating on your boyfriend, so why does it make me feel so guilty? Perhaps because it's the hair that procures the boyfriend. but I recently tried a new colorist for me, Kathy Galotti of Rossano Ferretti Salon, and the guilt, after leaving my colorist for many years, is not nearly as intense as the result is great!
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Kathy was the brunette expert as Louis Licari for many years, the man who is credited with reinventing hair color in new York in the nineties, with texturizing with lowlights and highlights. She's been making Emmy Rossum's dark hair sing with light and texture for years — Emmy was in the RF Bev Hills salon this weekend when I was there, for my second try.
Kathy assessed my hair the first time by immediately noticing my hair was lighter in the back than the front. She proceeded to put some caramel highlights in my very dark hair, but they were skinny, leaving the dark base shade in between. The streaks were only a shade or two lighter than my hair, but they really made it pop, and made my hair color match my skintone and eye color much better.
She also somehow avoided making my hair brassy or reddish, which is easily done when you highlight brunette tones. My ex-hair colorist always shot me down when I suggested highlights.
She also turned me onto Marco Norma, who is Italian international superstar Rossano Ferretti's best cutter in Miami now doing appointments in Beverly Hills, as well.
After the Oscars, Marco — who somehow seems to be able to make thin hair look much much fatter (the opposite of the body ideal applies here) — is going to be spending half his time in Los Angeles, which is lucky for Angeleno's. He is skilled, takes a long time to cut the hair, and promises what he delivers, which we've rarely had anyone be able to do. He can cut your hair and make it long both longer and thicker!
We highly recommend both these stylists, and so what if we're cheating on our regular hair squeezes? They'll get over it.
Meanwhile, my hair's never looked so good, and Rossano Ferretti Beverly Hills (345 N. Camden in Beverly Hills, 310 598 6780) sells the Shu Uemura hair products, which are the best in the world, and aren't easy to find anymore.
You can call the Beverly Hills Salon to get info on the schedules of both Kathy and Marco.