Global warming. It may or may not be endangering the very future of the planet we live on, depending on your point of view.
But that is of little concern to the residents of a run down English seaside resort town, which has started to thrive with the advent of global warming, in defiance of the recession.
The Mayor of Frigghall On Sea, Mr Sully Birdkrapp, told the Spoof that global warming has been a positive boon to the local economy.
He told us:
"We attribute our success story to global warming, and to budget flight operators who pile on the extra fees, like charging punters to take a dump. The great British public won't put up with that nonsense, so they're staying at home in droves, and many are coming to us."
Which is where the Mayor's statement rings poignantly true. As the rest of the world recoils in horror at recession and melting ice caps, Frigghall On Sea has invested £20,000 in the restoration of its major tourist attraction, 'Otto's Erection' a slightly skewiff Victorian folly erected by German immigrant, Otto Von Klamper in 1876.
But Frigghall On Sea is also looking to the future.
Entertainment Officer for the borough, Warren Eejit, told us:
"We're already booking the best acts for the panto season - Frank Bruno and Frank Carson - and we're hopeful that the Krankies and the Chuckle Brothers will sign for summer seasons at the Playhouse. But could you do me a favour, and tell ex Bullseye host Jim Bowen that we don't need him. He won't stop pestering the office. He's even tried to bribe me with the lure of a speedboat. Just tell him to lay off."
More run down resort related irrationality as we get it.