The weather has always been difficult to predict, and scientists say we can expect more freak weather conditions as global warming takes its toll. At the moment, we’re lucky just to have an accurate prediction for a few days in advance. We could really do with a device to tell the weather what to do!
Under the Weather. If a machine to organize the weather did exist then summers could be full of glorious sunshine, and winters could guarantee snow, it’d be wonderful! But you couldn’t just forget about the rest of the weather. Without rain, plants won’t grow and our water reserves would soon be stretched. Here are some ideas as to how to use your machine:
The way to get around the lack of rain would be to arrange for it to rain regularly at night, when most people are asleep in bed.
If you wanted to get out of your sports day, you could program the machine to rain all day! Or if you needed a few more days to revise for your end-of-year exams, you could make it snow heavily in June. No one would suspect you, they’d blame the freak weather on climate change.
Put an end to Christmas Days without snow and rainy bank holidays! If you’d always wanted to see a tornado, you could just summon one up —although you’d have to do it somewhere safe, away from populated areas.
You could even help prevent some of the worst effects of global warming by keeping the weather really cold around the ice caps, and making it rain in areas of the world severely affected by drought.
To really command the weather, you’d need to be able to control the Earth’s tilt on its axis and its orbit around the Sun. These factors he behind seasonal changes, and explain why it’s winter in the northern hemisphere when it’s summer in the southern hemisphere, and vice versa.
What would be your perfect day weather-wise?