After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
- Studio: 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate Films, Centropolis Entertainment, The Mark Gordon Company, Mel's Cite du Cinema
- Keyword: saving the world, library, cataclysm, climate change, greenhouse effect, tornado, twister, hurricane, hail, temperature drop, ice age, polar zone, meteorology, gulfstream, barrier ice, ice melting, third world, exodus, evacuation, climate, natural disaster, government, disaster, snow, los angeles, california, antarctica, scientist, cell phone, environmental, doomsday, disaster movie, helicopter crash
- Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok, Jay O. Sanders, Sela Ward