Chapter 95 Alarmist Talk
“What about the people inside?’
“That’s all going to die!” Parkson then gave some further explanation. “We’ve never seen anything moving as fast as that meteorite except for light itself. Because of that, it’ll affect the surface of Earth when it approaches the atmosphere. No, the impact will start even long before that!”
“How will it affect us exactly?”
“In many ways! First of all, there’s the ocean. The force of the super meteorite will create a pressure that’ll bring forth rising tides and tsunamis in all seven oceans. To make things worse, even the larger lakes will erupt, and the water will flow into the cities.”
“Won’t the cities be flooded?”
“Yes, they will be! Then there are volcanos. The pressure will squeeze out the magma, and all volcanoes on Earth will erupt simultaneously. The surrounding cities will all be destroyed. Don’t scream just yet because there’s more. Right after that, we’ll be hit by earthquakes of a magnitude 10.
“Now shown on the big screen is the range of the earthquakes our scientists have predicted. All the areas circled out will be affected.”
A world map appeared on the screen, and over 70% of the area had been circled out.
The host was shocked. “The earthquake hit us as well? But we’re not on top of two joining tectonic plates! We never had any earthquakes!”
“It’s inevitable!” Parkson demonstrated with two tables in front of them. “The earthquakes we know of are indeed caused by plate movements. They will occur when two plates squeeze against each other, but things are different now.”
He started shaking the tables. “Compared to the super meteorite, Earth is too small. All tectonic plates will be moving, and only someplace very deep below the surface level will be spared. Those places can’t escape the earthquakes entirely. They’ll still feel it, but the magnitude will be reduced. If the magnitude is ten around the world, those places will only have magnitudes of two or three.” The host nodded. “That is to say, the whole earth will be shaking.”
“That’s right!” Parkson nodded.
“What about the underground shelters?”
“Underground shelters are a joke! Unless they can reach the core of Earth, there’s no way they can survive this catastrophe! Do you think one kilometer is deep? It’s much shallower than the focus of an earthquake!”
The host asked, “What about the people inside?”
Parkson said, “They’re all going to die!
“I don’t even need to run any simulations. Once the earthquake starts, all underground hollow spaces will cave in. The shelters will collapse even if they’re 2km underground! The deeper they are, the more lethal they will be! The person who made that decision should be condemned! He’ll be responsible for countless lives, but he still hasn’t realized it yet. What’s even more ridiculous is that some countries have accepted his suggestion. How pathetic! May God forgive him. He’s just a boy.
“Himmel Soan, the sinner of the human race.”
That was how this topic was created.
The host said angrily, “Mr. Parkson, why are you asking God to forgive that Himmel Soan when he has done the most unforgivable thing? He should be executed!”
“God has mercy, but I don’t! God can forgive him, but I can’t! I hereby ask all my fellow human beings not to believe such rumors! The underground shelters and the so-called space cannon will only destroy us! Metal arks and the energy cannon are our only hope to get through this catastrophe! There’s still room left on Neigerian arks! We’re a selfless nation. No matter what your nationality is, you’re welcomed on the arks! Book your ticket now!”
The show went viral online. Even some heads of the state grew excited. Arks weren’t hard to build; all countries could build them. However, not all arks were the same.
Neige was the largest country in the world, and it was supposed to have the best arks. They would have much higher defensive power.
After the interview was aired, the comments online became much harsher.
Pantherese netizens wrote, “I agree! Arks are the only solution! I don’t know what our president is thinking! Please listen to your people, Mr. President! Wake up! We don’t need any underground shelters! They’re useless!” Goldian netizens wrote, “Ignore the Moonians. They have so many people, and they can afford to lose a million or two. Hell, they’ll still have more people than us if 99% of them are dead!”
Winish netizens wrote, “This Himmel Soan person will be condemned forever! Moonians, good luck! LOL.”
Moonians wrote, “What the hell? Why aren’t we building arks? Mr. Himmel Soan, what are you thinking?”
“Should we trust Mr. Himmel Soan, or…”
“How? I respect him, but it doesn’t mean he can put all our lives in danger! Underground shelters won’t work! @Himmel Soan: Mr. Himmel Soan, please talk to Mr. President and build the arks! Otherwise, you’ll be condemned forever! We don’t want that to happen!” Grassian netizens wrote, “Our country is Moon’s ally, and we’ve always followed its footsteps, but I beseech my president to revoke his command. We can’t build any more underground shelters! They won’t help us! If Mr. President still won’t change his mind tomorrow, I’ll take my own life to warn my fellow countrymen!”
Woodian netizens wrote, “I’ve bought a ticket to the Neigerian ark. I can’t wait to see what will happen to the Moonians. Himmel Soan has done us a big favor!”
Moonians wrote, “We want to talk to Himmel Soan! We don’t want underground shelters!”
“That’s right! Let Himmel Soan speak! We don’t want shelters! We want arks!”
“Himmel Soan must answer for this!”
Soon, Moonian netizens began to protest in groups, trying to force Himmel Soan to give them an explanation.