August 9th 2066
The UN has started to shift gears, as if beyond it’s ostensibly benevolent façade lies another layer of power and military bureaucracy within which the security council can suddenly act to push through radical and unprecedented military resolutions. Their mandate is now clear: restore order at all costs and maintain stability in nations advanced enough to be deemed globally significant. The brutality of survivalism is already rearing its ugly head, I fear.
Tomorrow, leading academics, astronomers, astrophysicists, engineers and experts are gathering at a global symposium in Geneva. The group will constitute a new special UN Advisory Committee and contains representatives from all the worlds’ major space agencies. Their declaration is inevitably to be seen as the official line on the comet known to us all, in the unimaginative and detached astronomical lexicon, as C/2064U.