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Day number 47 of constant rain all over the globe and experts are now saying it may never
Here at WLN News we’re wondering, What If It Never Stopped Raining?”
Man if only some show could explain this
Here on this Blocky Planet, it’s been pouring for over a month and it’s wreaking havoc
Schools and hospitals are flooded, entire cities are without power and we can’t get
where we need to go.
Wait animator...don’t you control the weather here?
Huh. well can’t argue with that.
But besides the obvious, what are the other implications of this never-ending rain?
These massive downpours will have detrimental effects on plants, crops and trees all over
The destruction of these plants impacts everything from food supplies to the amount of oxygen
we have to breathe.
As you know, plants absorb CO2 and convert it to breathable oxygen through a process
About 30% of our oxygen comes from terrestrial plants.
But when the soil is soaked to the point of no return and sunlight is continuously blocked
by clouds, plants can’t get the nutrients they need to photosynthesize.
This will kill the plants and leave more CO2 and less oxygen in the atmosphere.
Aaand, without sunlight, the phytoplankton in the sea that currently provides over 50%
of our oxygen will die off too.
… Anyway less plants means less food!
Many crops and livestock can’t handle extreme rain, so the amount of food we can produce
I have a feeling this means we’ll be eating a lottt of rice since it grows in fields of
Oh? Okay. Well I guess not!
Well, actually, we probably want to avoid fish since extreme downpours like this flood
pollutants into lakes, rivers and local water supplies.
These pollutants can range from sewage to heavy metals and they harm marine life and
contaminate our drinking water.
This contamination can cause some pretty serious health issues.
Dirty water can lead to hepatitis A, cholera and typhoid fever.
None of which sound fun or is fun.
Plus, instances of malaria, dengue and yellow fever all increase with floods and influxes
And don’t forget about all the mold that’s undoubtedly growing in all the flooded homes!
What about our poor Mother Earth?
How will she handle all this rain?
Spoiler alert: not well.
Torrential downpours like this cause horrendous, deadly landslides all over the world.
Landslides come in the form of rockfalls, mudslides and basically any other form of
earth falling down a slope.
These can block roads, affect communication, and take down power lines.
And these are just the effects of normal landslides.
Who knows how bad they’ll be if it literally never stops raining?
But the natural disasters don’t end there.
It’s been found that rain-induced erosion can loosen underground rocks along fault lines,
contributing to earthquakes.
Now, this may just be a crazy hypothetical situation but global warming is worsening
rainfall extremes and shifting weather patterns.
We all need to make changes in our everyday lives to combat global warming and help ward
off horrible scenarios like this.
I don't about you but I would much rather bask in the sun.
Oh hey look!
Let us know what we should talk about next in the comment section below
Curious to know what would happen if the earth ran out of food and water?
Check out this video!
So much of the ground water we use is lost to evaporation, or ends up in the oceans
meaning it doesn't get reused.
and that's leaving billions of people without clean water.
as always, my name is Blocko! This has been Life Noggin.
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