Climate Change Effects: Things Global Warming Just Might Ruin For Your Kids
[Scroll down at the link above: The alleged CO2-induced wifi problem is #26 of 53]
Here’s the claim:
A 2011 report from the U.K.’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs found that climate change could affect certain infrastructure, like wireless internet. The Guardian reports, “higher temperatures can reduce the range of wireless communications, rainstorms can impact the reliability of the signal, and drier summers and wetter winters may cause greater subsidence, damaging masts and underground cables,” according to secretary of state for the environment.
And, the Earth could be visited by a race of super intelligent Wookie like creatures riding in flying saucers…demanding they be taken to the leader, and some HuffPo denizen offers up Al Gore.
I think the chances are greater of lightning hitting a car traveling down the road than a direct causation of widespread WiFi failure due to global warming aka climate change.