Climate change bites!
A “Sharkicane” — a terrifying twist on the meteorological havoc wrought in the cult flick “Sharknado” — is more likely than ever to strike Earth, the movie’s creator jawed to The Post.
“Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” takes a campy dive into what might happen if climate change spiraled out of control — and features a raging hurricane-tornado that sucks up massive man-eaters and spits them out onto Rome, London and Amsterdam.
But as the planet heats up, wild weather patterns really do increase the chance of a fishy storm of biblical proportions, according to “Sharknado” originator Thunder Levin.
“We know that powerful enough tornadoes and hurricanes can lift large objects, including sharks if they’re passing over water,” said Levin, who wrote the screenplay for the original “Sharknado,” which aired on the Syfy channel to great finfare in 2013.
“As global warming gets worse, it adds more energy to the atmospheric system,” he said. “So it’s perfectly logical: A more powerful weather phenomenon makes [a Sharkicane] more likely.”
Climate change deniers should sink their teeth into recent weather facts, urged Levin, who was even asked to speak about the topic at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago in March.
Not only is the planet being zapped with record-breaking heat, according to NASA, warming oceans have already pushed sharks closer to the shorelines in California and elsewhere — potentially setting the scene for a mini-Sharknado, Levin warned.
Not long ago, hundreds of fish really did fall from the sky in the northern Australia town of Lajamanu, where meteorologists said the freak 2010 storm was probably caused by a tornado that carried the sea creatures hundreds of miles, he continued.
“We need to stop global warming,” he urged. “The planet needs help.”
One expert agreed it’s a whale of a problem — that could increase the chances of end-of-days-style hurricanes.
“It’s a scientific fact that we are living in a warmer world. And it will continue to increase and accelerate as more carbon enters the atmosphere,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at the California Institute of Technology.
“As the world’s oceans warm, some speculate hurricanes will be become more intense — larger and stronger — which would give them more lift for a Sharknado-type storm,” he explained.
He added: “It does feed into the [movie] script, even though the script is nonsense.”