2016-11-24

Talking about aliens



"Donald Trump says he believes there is ‘some connectivity’ between humans and climate change in major U-turn”, the Independent reported yesterday.

Have you seen the SciFi film “Independence Day”? Do you remember the scene when... you know, the moment when the US president is being confronted with the truth about Area 51 and the existence of alien invaders?
I think with Trump, it must have gone like this:
Trump (on being briefed on evidence for abrupt global warming): Since when do we know about this?
Staff: Since the 1970s; Big Oil did some pretty thorough research on the effects of burning fossil fuels. The UN also figured it out, in the late 80s.
Trump: And this is definitely going to kill us?
Staff: Yes, we did some research of our own. The Pentagon, in 2003, got a report saying, climate change was not going to be a walk in the park, and in 2009, the Alliance of Small Island States briefed the UN that, at the current atmospheric concentration of CO2, we are already locked into a 6°C temperature increase, and sea levels are bound to rise by 23 meters. And that's just for starters.
Trump (baffled): And why did nobody ever tell me???
Staff: Five words – one hundred percent credible deniability.
Trump: !!!

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