Humanity has permanently damaged the Earth's ecosystem, forcing scientists to find the best way to maintain our planet's resources for as long as we can. One theory being developed by researchers at Harvard and Yale could be the answer, though the internet can't help but note how it compares to the plot of Snowpiercer.
The main cause for global warming is the industrialization of societies, leading to an increase in gases in the atmosphere, which make it more difficult for heat from the Sun's rays to escape our planet. The research being conducted posits that by developing specialized aircraft, it could be possible to deploy chemicals into the higher levels of the atmosphere that would effectively dampen the Sun's rays, resulting in less heat entering our atmosphere in the first place.
In the 1982 graphic novel Le Transperceneige, which was adapted into the 2013 film Snowpiercer, global governments attempt to control the global warming problem by releasing a chemical agent into the atmosphere, which inadvertently ignites a devastating ice age. Humanity is reduced to the 1,001-passenger train the Snowpiercer, which circles the globe in perpetuity.
The internet understandably expressed their concern over this new research, drawing countless reactions noting the similarities to the sci-fi story.
Scroll down to see what the internet is saying about this new research and its similarities to Snowpiercer!
Harvard & Yale propose we make Snowpiercer a reality. Great. https://t.co/5kZyeOJ98n— Josh Blazek (@Josh_Blazek) November 23, 2018
Literally the plot of SnowPiercer https://t.co/UZ1D0lFYnY— J.P. Higgins (@jphiggins151) November 23, 2018
I saw Snowpiercer. Let's not. https://t.co/3LefkzQIVn— Riley Silverman (@rileyjsilverman) November 23, 2018
Oh so the way humanity froze the world in “Snowpiercer” ?— well well well (@Greebus7) November 23, 2018
SNOWPIERCER HASN’T ANYONE SEEN SNOWPIERCER. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD PEOPLE— Mystery Colorist (@MysteryColorist) November 23, 2018
Isn't this how Snowpiercer starts?
Post-apocalyptic science-fiction thrillers are not a strong basis for scientific theory or planetary experimentation for an infinite number of reasons, ironically best explained through post-apocalyptic science-fiction thrillers. https://t.co/eSAnAWGvbE— Blake Elliott (@TheBlakeElliott) November 23, 2018
it's not like I'm thrilled about the idea of turning the near future into a prequel to Snowpiercer, but it's very likely that we're going to need to start seriously considering crazy ideas like this once the climate situation starts to get a bit more dire— Rob Rousseau (@robrousseau) November 23, 2018
The excellent sci-fi film Snowpiercer's premise is that atmospheric alteration was done to combat "climate change". The result was an ecological disaster which made the planet into a barren frozen wasteland. Fantastic movie. I hope it was not prophetic. https://t.co/NPMMW4aaPM— Susan Lane (@SusanRLane) November 23, 2018
Ah yes, spraying chemicals in the sky to fight climate change.
Has nobody seen Snowpiercer? https://t.co/vZuMDYo7YE— John Lachman (@TheLachMan) November 23, 2018
Guys, you can borrow my copy of Snowpiercer. You just have to ask. https://t.co/yNk8ruPq2p— dandy in dystopia (@winged) November 23, 2018
Um... did they see *Snowpiercer?* Pretty much this same plot point. Guess we hardy survivors will be stuck on a train full of proletarians with a nasty Tilda Swinton overseer and an unceasing diet of crushed beetles. pic.twitter.com/sQ6jhAOAFy— Dale Chapman (@decmusicology) November 23, 2018
You do realize that this is literally the plot line to the movie Snowpiercer, right? They spray CW-7, overshoot the mark and freeze the entire planet.— Jack Howarth (@HowarthJW) November 23, 2018
Do you mean Snowpiercer? Because if there’s a movie called snow puncher I would like to see that too :-)— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) November 23, 2018
I saw this movie. Snowpiercer. It had Captain America and the Ancient One in it. Pretty sweet movie. https://t.co/seAqkjLMEX— Chet Americanman (@OU_Torgo) November 23, 2018