Columbia University in New York City is spending a $5.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to produce projects that show several conjectural scenarios that promoters of global-warming science swear will happen soon if the developed world doesn’t mend its evil ways.
One of the taxpayer-funded creations is a large series of fictitious voicemails in which people complain and gasp for breath, reports Campus Reform.
For example, in one of the pretend voicemails, set in 2065, a man tells his mother that he is really worried about dying from either rising temperatures or a huge tsunami.
“If the tsunami doesn’t get us, the heat might,” the man says. “I’m just calling to say I love you and I miss you and it might be the last time you hear my voice. Bye.”
In another fake voicemail, a woman struggles frantically for breath because she is “out of CO2 credits,” according to Campus Reform.
In still another voicemail, a man who says he is 70 laments that glaciers “are just gone now.”
Other predictions the taxpayer-funded voicemails make are that hurricanes will be exceedingly common by 2020 and that most current coastlines will “have disappeared” by 2059.
This year’s price for a single year of undergraduate tuition, room and board and various expenses at the Ivy League bastion is $64,665.
Each year, students fly in large jet airplanes to the Upper West Side campus from all around the country and the world. Study-abroad programs are available in far-flung places all over the planet including China, Jordan, Russia and Brazil.
As of 2013, Columbia’s endowment was almost $8.2 billion dollars.
The $5.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation is for Columbia’s PoLAR Climate Change Education project, which uses different games to “engage adult learners and inform public understanding and response to climate change.”
The point is to “motivate exploration and learning of complex material.”
You can hear all of the voicemails at a website called FutureCoast, which was created under the grant.
The fine print at FutureCoast dutifully notes that the whole thing is “a work of fiction” and “any resemblance between its characters and any person, living, dead or yet unborn, is a coincidence.”
Columbia received its generous grant in 2012. The grant will expire in 2017.