The devil was furious! Hell was frozen over!
Tortured souls were no longer being burned in hellfires because they were snuffed out by freezing temperatures.
The volcanos stop spewing lava, and became encrusted in ice.
Lost souls were having a good time skating on the ice that formed over the rivers of fire throughout hell.
What made it especially galling for the devil was that it was all his own doing that caused the situation!
For decades, he worked with his minions on earth to infiltrate governments and to cause as much havoc as possible. One of the devil’s pet projects was convincing gullible humans that they weren’t polluting the planet, and that climate change was fake news.
He hand-picked, pliable, politicians told people global warming was just an excuse to hold back progress.
All the politicians had to do was deny facts, sell their souls, and make sure fossil fuels continued to spew into the atmosphere unabated.
For eons, the devil’s tactics bore fruit and the planet became so polluted people could no longer eat fish from the ocean or rivers. Gray blankets of smoke smothered cities from New Delhi, India to Los Angeles, California.
The smog became so thick people could taste it. Those who could afford it wore stylish gas masks, while the poor had none.
The oceans rose eight-feet in some parts of the world, leaving places like Florida little more than half the land size it had two decades ago. The east and west coasts of the United States were completely reconfigured by the rising waters.
Massive rogue electrical storms in the sky and stratosphere made plane travel treacherous. Intense heat spurred fires across the globe. Water tables dried up in heavily populated desert areas like Palm Springs, California.
But in hell, the changes were welcomed by the suffering souls. The parts of hell that didn’t freeze over were warm with tropical climates, lush fruit trees, and plants.
The devil had outsmarted himself.
As It Stands, I always thought the devil and global warming might have a connection.