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Surprise! Global Warming will Freeze All of Us to Death

If global warming proponents are right, then we’re all doomed and life on Earth as we know it would cease to exist – but the manner by which it will happen may surprise you. See, the words “global warming” conjure up images of a hot and scorched Earth, but the end may actually be the opposite: encased in snow and ice.

Global Warming is an event that could possibly cause melting of the polar ice caps, rising sea levels, raised temperatures, and widespread famine. These are all good reasons to not invite Global Warming to a party. What this potential catastrophe has in destructive power, it lacks in creativity. The earth will keep getting warmer and we’ll all be in trouble – pretty simple, right? Luckily, people from the future have sent a robot back in time to warn us about Global Warming: Al Gore.

Hearing ‘Global Warming’ and thinking ‘freezing to death’ would be like hearing ‘Steve Jobs’ and not thinking ‘black turtleneck’. But it’s very possible that a mass melting of the northern ice caps would send a great deal of cold water into the Gulf Stream currents – currents which take warm water into the northern hemisphere (like the UK) keeping it as habitable as it is today. Without these currents, areas like England could reach temperatures comparable to another area of the same latitude: Canada.

If global warming disrupts these currents, temperatures in these northern areas will plummet and the land might even become covered in ice. If there is enough ice, there is an increase in albeado, the reflection of sunlight off light colored surfaces. This leads to a further reduction in temperature, creating more ice and possibly a runaway, ‘snowball earth’ scenario. The only way to get out of such a hellish ice prison is to wait for volcanoes to pump out enough C02 to melt the ice. In the end, it’s pretty clear that whether it’s saving us or killing us, C02 is a massive dick.

Read about 4 more disasters that will kill all humanity in the opposite ways you’d think over at Weird Worm: Link

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October 12th, 2010

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