Here’s the casus belli for Krugman’s fake alien invasion:
Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth’s atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.
Now that I think about it, Vice President Gore reminds me an awful lot of Adrian Veidt. He’s got the money, looks, fame, intelligence, tech saavy, messiah complex, and he’s probably got the superhero costume buried somewhere in the mansion. Krugman better keep an eye on his champagne.