Forget the useless “strike-fear-into-the-hearts-of-the-public-so-I-can-obtain-false-trust” antics of ‘Orange Alerts’… how’s this for a “Freak The Hell Out of the Public” response: And folks, according to the New York Times and NASA’s top press officer, this conversation would ACTUALLY happen, if you had the chance to ask: Ready?
You: “Hey top NASA advisor! Do you know that movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ about the Greenhouse effect and massive weather catastrophies? – That won’t actually happen will it?”
Them: “Uhhh.. No Comment.”
That’s right folks, NASA’s official line for “Is The Planet Earth Poised to be Completely Screwed by Giant Greenhouse Disasters?” is “No Comment.”
No Comment?!?! What the hell is that? I want a comment dammit! How ’bout: “Hey buster, don’t you get yer panties in a twist, it’s a stinkin movie.” That’d be fine. But is that the response we’re getting? Nope. Stellar. Absolutely Stellar.
Now, apparently, a lot of this is just spurned on gibberish, but the New York Times did report it, so it must be true, right? Slim word out of NASA is that scientists ARE in fact free to talk about the film now, but I haven’t really found too much on that.
And of course, David Suzuki, the wise Earth-Man that he is, has dispelled any concerns in a nice little article he wrote here. However, it’s much more fun to freak the hell outta the public and watch them scurry in a panic. Maybe that’s why those Orange Alerts are so damn popular.