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  • HEY THERE! Welcome to Life Noggin!

  • Good morning, folks.

  • Day number 47 of constant rain all over the globe and experts are now saying it may never

  • end.

  • Here at WLN News we're wondering, What If It Never Stopped Raining?”

  • Man if only some show could explain this

  • Here on this Blocky Planet, it's been pouring for over a month and it's wreaking havoc

  • on society.

  • Schools and hospitals are flooded, entire cities are without power and we can't get

  • where we need to go.

  • Wait animator...don't you control the weather here?

  • Huh. well can't argue with that.

  • But besides the obvious, what are the other implications of this never-ending rain?

  • These massive downpours will have detrimental effects on plants, crops and trees all over

  • the world.

  • The destruction of these plants impacts everything from food supplies to the amount of oxygen

  • we have to breathe.

  • As you know, plants absorb CO2 and convert it to breathable oxygen through a process

  • called photosynthesis.

  • About 30% of our oxygen comes from terrestrial plants.

  • But when the soil is soaked to the point of no return and sunlight is continuously blocked

  • by clouds, plants can't get the nutrients they need to photosynthesize.

  • This will kill the plants and leave more CO2 and less oxygen in the atmosphere.

  • Aaand, without sunlight, the phytoplankton in the sea that currently provides over 50%

  • of our oxygen will die off too.

  • Anyway less plants means less food!

  • Many crops and livestock can't handle extreme rain, so the amount of food we can produce

  • will dwindle.

  • I have a feeling this means we'll be eating a lottt of rice since it grows in fields of

  • water.

  • Sushi, anyone?

  • Oh? Okay. Well I guess not!

  • Well, actually, we probably want to avoid fish since extreme downpours like this flood

  • pollutants into lakes, rivers and local water supplies.

  • These pollutants can range from sewage to heavy metals and they harm marine life and

  • contaminate our drinking water.

  • This contamination can cause some pretty serious health issues.

  • Dirty water can lead to hepatitis A, cholera and typhoid fever.

  • None of which sound fun or is fun.

  • Plus, instances of malaria, dengue and yellow fever all increase with floods and influxes

  • of mosquitoes.

  • And don't forget about all the mold that's undoubtedly growing in all the flooded homes!

  • What about our poor Mother Earth?

  • How will she handle all this rain?

  • Spoiler alert: not well.

  • Torrential downpours like this cause horrendous, deadly landslides all over the world.

  • Landslides come in the form of rockfalls, mudslides and basically any other form of

  • earth falling down a slope.

  • These can block roads, affect communication, and take down power lines.

  • And these are just the effects of normal landslides.

  • Who knows how bad they'll be if it literally never stops raining?

  • But the natural disasters don't end there.

  • It's been found that rain-induced erosion can loosen underground rocks along fault lines,

  • contributing to earthquakes.

  • Now, this may just be a hypothetical situation but global warming is worsening

  • rainfall extremes and shifting weather patterns.

  • We all need to make changes in our everyday lives to combat global warming and help ward

  • off horrible scenarios like this.

  • I don't about you but I would much rather bask in the sun.

  • *sigh*

  • Oh hey look!

  • It's back!

  • That's weird!

  • Let us know what we should talk about next in the comment section below

  • Curious to know what would happen if the earth ran out of food and water?

  • Check out this video!

  • So much of the ground water we use is lost to evaporation, or ends up in the oceans

  • meaning it doesn't get reused.

  • and that's leaving billions of people without clean water.

  • as always, my name is Blocko! This has been Life Noggin.

  • Don't forget to keep on thinking!

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What If It Never Stopped Raining?

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    Samuel posted on 2018/02/07
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