Sunday, May 07, 2006

Leonard David Warns of 'Space Katrina'

Venerable Space Writer, Leonard David, warns of the dangers of (and apparent lack of governmental planning for) an asteroid strike.

This danger is nothing new. In fact, it's been with us throughout our evolution. Only chance has kept us relatively unscathed. Unless you count the time the human race was reduced to fewer than 10,000 souls (most likely caused by the Toba catastrophe.)

Anyway, David presents a good argument for public involvement. Petition your Congressman, Magistrate, Lord or whatever you have that passes for 'government' to learn more and force legislation to work on an international project to protect the Earth.
After all, it's the only one we have...

1 comment:

Darnell Clayton said...

Although a good idea, I think nothing will come about unless a massive asteroid threatens the Earth (I think the "closest threat" is sometime in 2026, although scientists say it will miss the Earth and the moon by a lot).

One way I do see this coming about however is when we begin to colonize other worlds, that defenses will be built to protect those colonies (as they are probably at a higher threat of being hit) that would inspire Earthlings to construct their own.