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By Jevon Phillips, Patrick Day, and Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
On Earth Day, we look at a handful of eco-centric films in which characters do battle and/or lose the war against Mother Nature.
Whether dealing with natural, man-made or otherworldly disasters, insolent humans have to take into account how we affect and react to the environment around us. Or else.
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Eco-disaster: Global warming (or cooling)/greenhouse gases melting the ice cap
Solution: None. Dennis Quaid, as a paleoclimatologist, predicts the events but doesn't think they'll happen for years. Arctic storms hit New York, tornadoes toss L.A. -- there is no stopping "momma."
Pictured: Jake Gyllenhaal