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Climate fan Jonathan Reid claims there’s an easy solution to climate change – simply flipping the entire world upside down, so that the hot parts get a break from the sun.
“I was making pancakes one morning and realized, hey, the side closest to the heat keeps getting all burnt up” said Reid, “why haven’t we used that idea to stop climate change?”
Reid obtained further evidence when, during an intense summer heat wave caused by increasingly extreme weather patterns, he flipped over his pillow and found that the bottom of it was much colder. “Apple turnovers, burgers, pillows, it’s been right in front of us this whole time.”
To facilitate the flip, Reid proposes using “that huge old space arm” (the Canadian Space Agency’s Canadarm) to grab the Big Dipper, an interstellar constellation, slide it under the earth, and carefully flip it upside down.
Reid has forwarded his hypothesis to the Environmental Protection Agency and to scientists involved in the Paris Agreement, and is hoping that they can get started on his idea in the coming days. At press time, Reid has only heard back from the Flat Earth Society, who fully endorse his proposal .