The world will ‘crumble’ when climate change causes ‘apocalyptic heatwaves and superstorms’, science publisher claims

Human civilisation is going to ‘crumble’ under an onslaught of climate change-induced superstorms and ‘apocalyptic heatwaves’, it’s been claimed.

But don’t worry too much, because the electrical grid in western countries will probably survive mother nature’s bitter blitzkreig.

Cell Press, a leading science publisher, sketched a vivid portrait of the grim fate awaiting society in a press release entitled: ‘Good news! Europe’s electric grid will still work even as the world crumbles.’

The study described in this release is called ’21st Century Climate Change Impacts on Key Properties of a Large-Scale Renewable-Based Electricity System’ and is rather more sober than the notice announcing its publication.

Most scientists think climate change poses a major threat to the future of humanity (Picture: Getty)

‘Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark studying the effects of climate change on weather-dependent electricity systems have found a silver lining in Earth’s otherwise fraught future outlook,’ Cell Press continued.

‘Temperatures may climb and seas may rise, but the lights (and, undoubtedly, the air conditioning) will still be on in nations with high capacities for wind and solar energy.’

The study’s authors found that Europe’s power grid is actually well-placed to survive the ravages of climate change.

Systems currently in place are built to survive extreme weather events, so should be able to weather the storm as Earth heats up over the next century.

Scientists also suggested the increase in power usage caused by an increased need for air-conditioning could be offset slightly by the lower demand for heating in northern Europe.

In its statement, the Cell Press added: ‘If humans fail to mitigate the apocalyptic heatwaves and superstorms to come, at least it seems probable that we can hole up in our climate-controlled living rooms and watch HBO Nordic. Indefinitely.’


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