Well, here is a new wakeup call. A melting arctic might not only raise sea level
, change global climate patterns
, and doom
vast swaths of flora and fauna. It might also release THE BLOB.
Not many people remember what happened exactly fifty years ago in a small town in Pennsylvania. But, I b
et Steve MacQueen and the traumatized residents of Phoenixville do!
In 1958, the United States captured an alien invader that was terrorizing a small Pennsylvania town. The alien's secret weakness--it could not stand the cold (kind of an evil, anti-Frosty, I guess.) So, armed with fire extinguishers, the town's defenders froze the alien Blob. The powers that be disposed of the evildoer in the frozen Arctic, permanently--OR SO THEY THOUGHT!!
Now, the arctic ice that keeps us safe from the Blob is melting!! Scientists say that Alaska might be one of the first places
to suffer from global climate change. But this particular threat from melting ice seems to be under the radar screen. Who knows what horror might be unleashed, maybe even in a small town in Alaska that is home to a spunky telegenic ex-mayor who has national political aspirations.
I guess Wasilla, and all the small towns like it, can take comfort in the fact that Sarah Palin does not believe
that human activity is contributing to global warming. Or maybe we can all relax because according to the Alaska governer's website, September is energy efficiency month