posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 11:07 PM
i guess it would depend on how much pre warning anyone of consequence had, and wether they had the resources to do anything about it.
if it was a case of a fast moving object that appeared out of no where from a corner of the sky they hadnt tracked. then i guess for the most part we
would be in trouble and totally reliant on wether they do anything about surviving, or wether the just save those they think are important.
a meteor / asteroid impact depends on alot of things.. size. speed. and most importantly what its made of.. as you may notice, alot of small incoming
objects often burn up. its often rare anything actually acheives an impact, and usually its too small to be more than a small puff of dust.. tho may
kill u if you were unlucky enough to be in the line of it..
not to say we havent had huge impacts before.. theres plenty of notable large cratars around the world. tho no doubt older than BC.
It all depends also on where it impacts.. for instance.. a giant crash into the pacific ocean would most likely wipe out the majority of the countries
just from the tsunami force alone... if not the shockwave, and then you would have the fire, and earth that was blown up.
of course having a big bunker in a mountain would likely survive a flooding and such, tho they can only accommadate a certain amount of people for a
certain amount of time. and you can bet you number 1 billion on the lottery list for a chance.
no our best chance would be that somehow the moon would be in a position to take the impact, or perhaps deflect it some how, but we would probably
still likely then get a rain of chunks from the moon also, if not a complete destabilisation of orbit and the moon hits us.
either way, for the most part. human kind is stuffed in any event.. our only real hope would be to escape to space, watch the world burn, wait for it
to settle, and then try to land and recover.