Wednesday, May 07, 2008

What If...Earth had a storm that lasted months?

Astronomers have been tracking an immense thunderstorm on Saturn that's already lasted for 5 months. I suppose that means that we can't complain, too much, when we have a storm that lasts a few hours, does it? The Saturnian storm can be seen as the small splotch on the lower portion of the planet in these enhanced photos.

But as writers, speculative fiction writers at that, we can extrapolate how such a storm would affect us here on Earth. What it would mean in terms in ecological damage or even economical damage is the stuff of dramatic fiction, don't you think?

How would you use it in a story?

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