Eberid t1_j4el4dl wrote

"This is the song that never ends!"

Four hours. For four hours the jailer had been listening to this.

"Yes, it goes on and on, my friends!"

Four. Fucking. Hours. I have to respect his willpower.

"Some people started singing it not knowing what it was!"

My throat was definitely feeling it from the hours of singing, but the look on their face...

"And they′ll continue singing it forever just because..."

The tight jaw, the bared clenched teeth, the throbbing vein on their forehead...

"This is the song that never ends!"

I have no idea what this guy did to Uncle Vernon, but a 500 bucks is a 500 bucks.

"Yes, it goes on and on, my friends!"

All I have to do is make him break and let me free. And as Uncle Vernon can attest from when he used to babysit, I'm a master at it.

"Some people started singing it not knowing what it was!"

Just need to keep singing... A few more minutes...

"And they′ll continue singing it forever just because..."

His fist is clenching so hard it's almost white! I can see blood dripping from where his nails dig into his palms.

"What will it take to make you stop that fucking song!"

I barely suppress the smile. This guy has just played right into my hands. "Release me."

"No. I will not fail Don Faracetti a fourth time."

I shrug.

"This is the song that never ends!"

Maybe I should add some screeching and be offkey?

"Yes, it goes on and on, my friends!"

Oh, that's doing the trick! Just look at him, scrunching his eyes shut! The screeching is perfect.

"Some people started singing it not knowing what it was!"

"Fine!" the guy shouts, slapping the key into the lock. "Get out! Even death would be better than this!"

I smile as the door swings open, then stand and head out. "Don't worry, I'll tell Uncle Vernon you lasted longer than anyone else."

"Wait... You're Don Faracetti's nephew?"

That look of realization and despair. So perfect.


Eberid t1_j46vbx1 wrote

Okay, to explain how.

Wind - Unfortunately, one of the effects of climate change is that wind patterns will shift. And, in fact, already are; this is what is causing Europe's energy shortage and forcing Germany to build more coal power plants. Effectively, this means the vast majority, if not all, of existing wind turbines are built in the wrong locations for both the short and long term. Notably, the only way they are disruptive is if you build massively more than needed for power generation in one area, so ignore that conspiracy theory.

Solar - Increased amount of water in the oceans is projected to cause increased volcanic eruptions, which are projected to increase the amount of silicates in the air... which will, in turn, decrease solar panel efficiency. Meaning we're currently building solar power plants for efficiency scales that will simply not be true when we need them the most. Oh, and then there is their contribution to the heat island effect and how that disrupts climate, but that's a different nightmare.

Water - Hydroelectric is problematic without climate change as a factor. It's becoming even more problematic as climate change impacts water supplies and lowers rivers and lakes. Pretty much, if it relies on water, we should be trying to reduce it as much as possible right now.


Eberid t1_j46q4wg wrote

There was a serious proposal to do exactly that back in the early 2000s.

The proposal is based on the fact that more rapid heating, with all of the increased water vapor in the air, will result in an ice age setting in sooner than natural. The goal is to cause that to start as soon as possible, then use the ice age to fix our reliance upon fossil fuels without worries about the long-term effects of too much heat.

Strangely enough, it's still a viable solution. Just, well... it should be obvious why no one is considering it.