Is there any serious double about how the following would go?
Here’s a hypothetical: a telescope detects an asteroid between 100 and 300 meters in diameter racing through our solar system at 14 kilometers per second, 57 million kilometers from Earth.
Astronomers estimate a one percent risk the space rock will collide with our planet on April 27, 2027. What should we do?
They’d blame you, break out the super aerosol can and raise taxes. Oops, they kind of hint at that last bit already:
The United Nations Security Council would likely be convened, but it’s an open question as to whether rich countries would finance an operation if they themselves weren’t in the sights of 2000SG344 or another celestial rock.
They would certainly take the “refugees.”