Wednesday, June 21, 2017

But when? No way to know

This recent statement on the danger of asteroid strikes on our home planet has been in several articles.  Here's the Daily Mail version:

A surprise asteroid strike that could wipe out humanity is 'just a matter of time', warns leading astrophysicist

First, I'll note that "a matter of time" could mean tomorrow or two centuries from now.

From the article:
'It is important to know that scientists and engineers have made great strides in detecting Near-Earth Asteroids and understanding the threat posed by them', said Dr Fitzsimmons from Queen’s University Belfast Astrophysics Research Centre.

'Over 1,800 potentially hazardous objects have been discovered so far, but there are many more waiting to be found. 'Astronomers find Near-Earth Asteroids every day and most are harmless.'

'But it is still possible the next Tunguska would take us by surprise, and although we are much better at finding larger asteroids, that does us no good if we are not prepared to do something about them', he said.

So, while we are fighting silly religious wars on Earth, we should be devoting global resources into being ready to divert or destroy a civilization-threatening asteroid.

Right?  Another good argument for a one-world government.

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