The salvage starships entered Earth orbit.
"We're sorry to alarm you," they broadcast. "We were led to believe your planet would be in nuclear winter now, with all sentients extinct."
There was a pause.
"Well done, avoiding that."
Another pause.
"We'll check back in fifty years."

@MicroSFF This one made me laugh. Shared it with some other people at the writing community I frequent, and they liked it, too.
Thank you for writing these things. Even when I'm tired and don't feel like checking my home timeline, I at least log in just to see if you've posted something. I'm not sure how you can think of good ideas so fast, but please keep it up. You've got a lot of happy readers.

@zarpaulus Not consciously. I was thinking about how we avoided nuclear winter only to head for runaway hothouse effect.

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