The largest meteor to hit Earth in over a 100 years hit Russia and at the same time an asteroid passed within 20,000 miles of Earth. Coincidence? Hopefully, but what if climate change is creeping out into space? What if man is causing not just the Earth to fall out of balance, but space too? Can we take a chance? I don't think so. We need to stop driving cars, we need to stop using electricity, and we need to reduce our carbon footprint significantly. Beware, the next meteor might land in your front yard.
Wasn't it a dumb CNN news anchor who asked Bill Nye or some other scientist who was on her show if climate change had anything to do with these asteroids and meteors making close encounters with our planet? Had I been the one being interviewed I probably would have busted out laughing.
Do greenhouse gases attract meteors? Asteroids?
A CNN anchor has asked on live television whether a meteor hurtling past Earth was the result of global warming.
Deborah Feyerick made the faux pas when she transitioned from a discussion about global warming and the blizzard that struck to east coast into a segment about Asteroid 2012 DA14 – which is projected to pass just 17,200 miles from Earth on Friday.
‘We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that’s falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid,’ Feyerick says. ‘What’s coming our way? Is this the effect of, perhaps, global warming? Or is this just some meteoric occasion?’