Written by jeremy griffiths

Saturday, 19 December 2009

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Slowing the Earth's Rotation???

A crisis bigger than global climate warming is rumoured to be troubling the scientific community.

The massive increase in the number of vast wind generators is now thought to be slowing down the rotation of our earth.

"I don't need to tell you the enormity of this," a spokesman for WorldCare said, if the world slows down, we're all in the toilet.If the world slows by more than 2% it is believed that gravity might fail and we could all be catapulted into space.

Even a fractional slowing will mess up not just clocks, but tides, seasons, and of course the west winds bringing the gulf stream to western europe.

The effect of thousands of gigantic wind generators is akin to the flaps used to slow an aircaft on landing, the wind is slowed massively, eventually losing most of it's power to bring weather systems, and indeed to allow the world spin properly.

It seems there is no such thing as a free lunch, scientists are now racing to find another way to power our world. Al Gore, never slow to make a dollar out of a scare is investing in a company developing a promising future power source believed to involve prunes, human waste and rubber bands.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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