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Government Says Global Warming Will Kill Wi-Fi And Send Us Back To AOL

by | 9th, May 2011

CLIMATE Change Scare Story of The Day comes to us via the Daily Telegraph , wherein we learn that Climate change ‘could disrupt wi-fi and hit power supply ‘”.

Or it could not. But by the time we get to the teaser, the impending doom has worsened:

Climate change will disrupt wi-fi connections, cause regular power failures and lead railway lines to buckle unless Britain spends billions of pounds, Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary has warned.

She has the facts.

Already the transport sector is preparing for temperatures above 104F (40C) this summer, which could lead to breakdowns on the railways.

Leaves. Heat. Bolshie workers. Take your pick of reason why train travel can be disrupted.

Speaking at Blackfriars Station in London, which Network Rail is currently fitting with solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems in order to be more resilient against power cuts, Ms Spelman said the UK is already investing £200 billion over the next five years.

Solar panels and buckets will keep your trains trucking at speed and on time?

But that will not be enough to stop economic impacts of climate change if it is invested in the wrong areas.

Like the buffet car?

She warned of intense rainfall, droughts and heatwaves in the next 50 to 100 years because of man-made global warming.

Just say she is right and that manmade global warming for which there is no conclusive proof makes train tracks buckle and drivers head to the beach. Do you think technology might adapt to the extra heat, like it does in, say, hot countries?

The signal from wi-fi cannot travel as far when temperatures increase.

But in the future it might. And

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