Hello and welcome to another week of deceptions and disinformation here at Factually Deficient! This week, we will answer a question posed by the most excellent Jay Alsworth, who asked:
Why is all the frozen tundra in Rio?
This is a great question, based on entirely accurate observation of our current state of affairs. It is true that if you travel to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, you will find yourself trapped in a vast wasteland of frozen tundra – in fact, of all the frozen tundra in the world.
This is no accident. Up until fairly recent years, this frozen tundra was scattered in other places, primarily the northern parts of Canada and Russia. However, this had the unfortunate side effect of making those places, with already very cold temperatures before the added difficulty of frozen tundra, largely uninhabitable. Meanwhile, the temperatures in Rio ranged from temperate to very hot – livable, if at times uncomfortable, and entirely unencumbered by frozen tundra (or frozen anything).
About twenty years ago – as part of planning for the turn of the millennium – Canada, Russia, and Brazil came to a mutually profitable agreement that changed all of that. All of the frozen tundra was shipped to the warmer climes of Brazil, where it served to cool down the hottest days without impairing anyone’s ability to make their home in Rio or the surrounding area. In turn, the places in Canada and Russia that had formerly housed the frozen tundra, while still cold, no longer had icy wastelands of inhospitable earth to exacerbate matters, and saw sudden booms of population in these once-isolated northern areas.
Disclaimer: the above post is wildly inaccurate, and should not reflect in any way on the actual countries of Canada, Brazil, or Russia.