A strange phenomenon has gripped the planet over the past 6 months. Teams of scientists from the best universities and research facilities in the United States and abroad have been assembled to determine the cause and potential effects of this seemingly unstoppable and potentially man-caused crisis. Since last June, each following day offered 2 minutes less time of daylight than the proceeding one. In a report just released, it was determined in late November that should the current diminishing daylight continue, the earth could be in total 24 hour darkness by June 2009. On the heels of global warming alerts, this scenario would totally change the human lifestyle forever!. Behind the scenes, nations around the globe have been scrambling to put measures into place forcing populations to make changes to hopefully avert a situation where total darkness would rule the day. In some cases, a whole new class level of poverty was emerging due to these sometimes very expensive measures according to a leading consumer watchdog group.
But in a Special Bulletin released this morning, an amazing occurrence transpired yesterday. For the first time in six months yesterday, December 22, was actually longer than the preceding day. Not wanting to declare a victory in stopping this certain slide into total darkness, the science community is waiting to see if this trend continues. Still, some rogue scholars are willing to declare the emergency over - all thanks to the Winter Solstice.