A group of Republican lawmakers have started a campaign to shift funding within NASA from climate science programs (e.g., satellite monitoring of the climate system) to manned space flight. Two Utah representatives, Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop, are among the instigators.
Great idea, I say! I mean, who gives a rat’s derriere about what’s happening to the Earth, when we can always just go colonize some other planet? The only problem with this plan is that it would be pretty much undeniable that any planetary colonial government could also be called a “New World Order”. And the inevitable hyper-intelligent, insectoid alien natives with a taste for human flesh. There’s always that.