Brilliant – this is why we love The Onion.
Claiming it to be one of the most dramatic and visible signs of climate change to date, researchers said on Monday that receding polar ice caps have revealed nearly 200 clandestine lairs once buried deep beneath hundreds of feet of Arctic ice.
Their spoof story continues…
“We always assumed there would be some secret lairs here and there, but the sheer number now being exposed is indeed troubling,” said noted climatologist Anders Lorenzen, who claimed that the Arctic ice caps have shrunk at the alarming rate of 41,000 square miles per year. “In August alone we discovered 44 mad scientist laboratories, three highly classified military compounds, and seven reanimated and very confused cavemen. That’s more than twice the number we had found in the previous three decades combined.”
Read more about this most dramatic effect of global warming here – safe to say it is clear the residents of these lairs are far from happy.
Evil Scientist Dr. Raygun has begun the expensive task of moving his entire mutant staff to their Titan moon base.