Saturday, January 17, 2009
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NASA "scientist": Obama has four years to save the world

The Guardian reports:
Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of NASA scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth. Crucially, that action will have to be taken within Obama's first administration, he added.
That may be close enough for guv'mint work, but it's not quite right.

Clearly, Mr. Dr. Hansen based his estimate on the fact that Obama is the Anti-Christ and is therefore pure-dee eeeee-vil. That means that the amount of time it will take for Mr. Obama to save the Earth from climatological collapse - and thereby delay the apocalyptic return of the real Messiah - can be deduced by multiplying the sign of the beast, 666, by the number e, which is approximately 2.71828183. That comes out to 1810.87569878 days, or about 4 years, 11 months, 15 1/2 days. Unfortunately, that's than the four-year election cycle, so if Mr. Obama intends to save the world, he'd better damn well get himself re-elected.