Sunday, February 18, 2007

We’re Doomed

What could make the prospect of a giant asteroid hitting the Earth even worse ? Why, this, of course.

They really are in a fantasy world. Try this:

The UN draft treaty would establish who should be in charge in the event of an asteroid heading towards Earth, who would pay for relief efforts and the policies that should be adopted.

In addition, it would set out possible plans to deflect the object.
God forbid we attempt to deflect an asteroid without the input of Hugo Chavez. The giveaway is that the only agency mentioned that’s actually doing anything about asteroids is NASA. Quelle surprise!

I’m guessing the treaty will define the areas of responsibility like this: the US will concentrate on detecting and diverting incoming asteroids, while the UN will concentrate on whining, complaining and child prostitution. That way, everyone plays to their strengths.

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