New experiments undertaken by scientists have proven that since 1750, the world has become more than 250 years older. They estimate that by the end of the century, at least 90 years will be added to the age of the planet.
Scientists are not sure whether the reason is natural or anthropogenic, but suspect is it caused by man manufacturing watches and calendars.
The UN has formed a new panel to investigate and combat the problem and has suggested a time tax as first order of business. They have warned that unless urgent action is taken, almost every person alive today will probably be dead by 2100.
The new committee is calling for suggestions for a name for the new panel.