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Forget Climate Change I'm more worried about an Meteor Impact.

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posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 06:35 PM
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An Asteroid Impact Will be Climate Change on Steroids. And yet we don't have a defense against it. Seriously whats the point of being the dominant species on the planet if we don't have a defense against Near Earth Objects that could be Dinosaur wiping effect?

www.space.com...


About 10 percent of the 10,000 discovered NEOs are larger than 3,300 feet (1 km) in size. If one of these large objects were to impact the Earth, it could create global problems.


So again why don't we have a World Wide Laser Grid Force Shield up or something far out in Space that could vaporize them on sight? O wait Never Mind that requires the Human race to be at least a Type 1 Civilization. Anyone Remember this:



We didn't even see it coming and a lot of people got hurt.

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posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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I think we should take all the money Obama put into Climate Change and use it to begin construction of a giant rail gun on the moon.



posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 06:52 PM
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Given enough advanced warning we won't need future-tech to deflect incoming meteors. There are two options we could put into effect right now if the need arises. Both involve creating a minor change in the target objects trajectory. If the object is icy, a single laser beam could be used to heat the ice enough to allow gas to vent, thus creating a small amount of thrust. It doesn't require much, just enough to slightly change the asteroids trajectory. Over millions of miles the small change in trajectory should be enough to avoid a collision.

The other option, especially if the object is solid rock and metal, would be to park a small craft in orbit of the asteroid. Though small, the craft has enough mass to have a gravitational effect on the asteroid. We could use this effect to slowly pull the asteroid off of it's initial trajectory. Again both methods require years of lead time to be effective, but they can get the job done.
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posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: Stevemagegod
An Asteroid Impact Will be Climate Change on Steroids. And yet we don't have a defense against it. Seriously whats the point of being the dominant species on the planet if we don't have a defense against Near Earth Objects that could be Dinosaur wiping effect?

www.space.com...


About 10 percent of the 10,000 discovered NEOs are larger than 3,300 feet (1 km) in size. If one of these large objects were to impact the Earth, it could create global problems.


So again why don't we have a World Wide Laser Grid Force Shield up or something far out in Space that could vaporize them on sight? O wait Never Mind that requires the Human race to be at least a Type 1 Civilization. Anyone Remember this:



We didn't even see it coming and a lot of people got hurt.


You know it would be a really bad idea to only address one issue at a time lol



posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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A meteor impact is kind of a pointless thing to worry about. The act of worrying about it will not have any effect over the odds of the earth experiencing a planet killer/civilisation destroying level impact. The same thing could be said of just about every personal or global problem of course.

All we can really do is to continue watching the asteroid belt and the Oort Cloud et al and hope that if something really serious heads our way, we are at a sufficiently advanced technological stage to be able to detect it soon enough to do something effective about it.
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posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: Stevemagegod

Would be a great idea to develop an international forward base on the Moon with a technology capable of warding off incoming objects in general.

Something like an antigravity pulse jet or tractor beam of sorts. The idea of some kind of highly energetic web that instantly disintegrates the object is plausible too. Kind of like road spikes for cars, the ones used by police.



posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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Fk it, weaponize the earth. Make it as agile as an modern day fighter aircraft.

#DeathstarEarth2020



posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Can we give Earth a mullet while we are at it?



posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: OneGoal

Depends on what kind of E.T. we are trying to attract....



posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 09:31 PM
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Hoping for giant meteor to hit .
World needs a reset .
In its current state its beyond salvage .



posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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Add solar EMP to more dangerous then Climate Change



posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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Why are you worried about anything you cannot change? Focus on your own happiness, you'll do a lot better.

Quit worrying about anything you can't change, and quit worrying about anything anyone else is doing that doesn't directly affect anything in your immediate sphere.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 04:18 AM
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Three words "Taurid Meteor Stream" have a look a the work of Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson
Fascinating work if you like a bit of biblical scale doom porn and who knows they might well be correct.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 05:13 AM
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There's not much we can do to stop a big meteor on an impact course with the earth and not much time before impact. However if you have a bunch of money sitting around you could always buy a Tesla and in a way, support Elon Musk's desire to build a colony on Mars so that the odds are better that not all of humanity is destroyed if a big meteor hits Earth.

A moon base might be more practical in the short term though. Unless we have secret bases off the planet, we're all dependent on life continuing as normal here.



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