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  • Senate committee will now hear from Jacob Lawson, Climate ISS Chief Coordinator,

  • may the record reflect that he was nearly one hour late.

  • Yeah, sorry about that. I literally had to fly in from outer space.

  • Thanks to a system of satellites, natural disasters have become a thing of the past.

  • We can control our weather.

  • Mister President, one of our thermospherics satellites malfunctioned over Afghanistan.

  • So your proposal is what?

  • We shut down all satellites.

  • I don't need to remind all of you how many people died from catastrophic climate conditions.

  • Make sure there's no further incidents.

  • Are you going back up to space?

  • But I'm coming back. I promise!

  • Have a safe trip, sir. Just... don't touch anything.

  • Main engine start.

  • This is Mister Jake Lawson.

  • THE Jacob Lawson?

  • You look much older than I would have thought.

  • I mean... you look... good.

  • Am I getting fired?

  • My access has been blocked.

  • If a satellite has a bad comm, that happens.

  • Not A satellite, ALL of them.

  • This wasn't a malfunction. It was intentional.

  • There is a potential for catastrophic weather events on a global scale.

  • A geostorm!

  • We have to shut the system down.

  • The only one who has the kill codes is the president.

  • I need your help.

  • You're soliciting a secret service agent...

  • Seriously, we're kidnapping the president in a self-driving cab?

  • Jake, if you can't stop it, no one can.

  • 3...

  • 2...

  • 1...

  • Come on, baby!

  • You realize you're committing treason.

  • Treason! Oh, yeah, I kidnapped the president, I've stolen state secrets. Yeah, I don't think I'm forgetting, honey?

  • Honey?

  • Hold on...

  • Marry her.

Senate committee will now hear from Jacob Lawson, Climate ISS Chief Coordinator,

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