So I ask you, the reader, is David Morgan-Mar funnier than Scott Kurtz? If he isn’t you must admit that the strip is damned awesome. It also comes in promptly every day.
Now what could be an interesting conversation, but won’t be, is whether the government efforts should be made to counter a possible threat if not a definite threat. This is topical scientifically not militarily or geopolitically. Now you can see the specific threat in the fiction, but if one were looking at it the way I look at it…. well my views on asteroid threats involve shooting stuff at the space rocks.
However, if planetary climate effects are threatening humanity but it can’t be confirmed, perhaps acting to prevent something that might not happen anyway may create something worse.
Perhaps the point really is that DMM (David Morgan-Mar) has killed a character here. Maybe that is the only point.