31 Oct '13, 6pm

Finally! U.N. to create asteroid defense group to prevent death from above

Finally! U.N. to create asteroid defense group to prevent death from above

See Neil deGrasse Tyson speak below What's the point of protecting the environment if bad luck brings a big space rock on a trajectory that crosses Earth's path? Even near Earth objects that are not big enough to create an extinction event (we apparently had a near miss in 1883 ) could cause a lot of damage, on a scale similar to other big natural catastrophes like large earthquakes and super-volcanoes. The main difference is: We can't do much to prevent earthquakes and volcanoes from hitting us (though we can mitigate the impacts by building a more resilient civilization), but we could do something about asteroids if we see them coming far enough in advance and have deflecting technologies available when the time comes. The risks might be low on any single year, but we can't roll the dice forever and just hope our luck will hold; low-risk but high-impact possibilities sho...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/un-create-aste...

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