They sink a probe into Mother Earth, and the town sinks.
A spokesman for Staufen council said: "The community was so proud of the environmentally-friendly geothermal energy project that it would be a painful irony if that was the cause for this incredible occurrence."
It's only an irony if you think that "green energy" is always cheaper, regardless of the cost. Otherwise, it is an "idiocy."
Look, we don't know much about what causes changes in the environment, or about how "alternative" energy sources work. That's why they are alternative.
Thinking that it's all easy, and the only reason we aren't all "green" is that greedy people are blocking the progress is...well, those people deserve a big old probe of their own. A red hot one.
Nod to Anonyman...
(Title credit, btw: