And this is all assuming that there even is a coordinated effort. Remember, there are people with ideological opposition to central coordination (government). Now look at the number of conspiracy theories that abound around global warming, despite it being pretty bloody obvious at this point that the weather is out of whack. Do you really think that these people would go ahead with the deflection effort, and the economic sacrifices that requires? No, they'd accuse astronomers of falsifying data, right up until the fiery mountain fell.
And there are people with the ideological opposition to anything human, that we bipedal oxygen breathers are a blight on the earth that is must be stopped.
It's not bloody obvious to me that the weather is out of whack. Warm summer, cold winter...some summers are warmer, some winters are colder. How is this out of whack? There's a big difference between a science that is hotly debated because there's no actual proof (only evidence that can point many directions) and there being an actual asteroid on a collision course for earth. If the evidence of the asteroid wasn't based on observation of an asteroid but assumptions drawn from a small timeframe of data that suggests an asteroid is likely on a collision course with earth, then you'd have people hotly debating it like global warming.
The problem is there are scientists and worse, politicians asking us to have FAITH in them that what they're saying is true. No offense to them, but faith is not something I put in either of those people. Politicians don't deserve it and scientists shouldn't need it. Maybe if meteorologists could predict the LOCAL weather more than 30 minutes in advance without blowing it 75% of the time then we might lend more credence to people who presume to predict global climate decades in advance. MIGHT...not saying that they would, or even should. Global warming is not prove to be either a human generated phenomenon NOR a phenomenon that human-kind can have any impact on.
The fact is, more young boys than girls will treat any kind of toy or stick or whatever they can find as a weapon, and more young girls than boys will treat any kind of toy or stick or whatever they can find as a doll, and I think most people who are parents and truly think about it realize that this happened at an extremely young age for their kids. If there is a "nurture" side to how this works, it is exerted very early and in a round-about way.
Yeah, right. I'm getting really tired of web sites that use 100% of the CPU while doing essentially nothing. It's bad enough on a desktop machine. On a phone, that eats the battery.
"We are on the verge: Today our program proved Fermat's next-to-last theorem." -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982