“Most estimates of the mortality risk posed by asteroid impacts put it at about the same risk as flying in a commercial airliner. However, you have to remember that this is like the entire human race riding the plane — it is one of the few risks that really could wipe us all out.” –Nathan Myhrvold
Yes, it’s easy to say that even though the risks of getting killed by an asteroid strike are low, the consequences of a major asteroid strike are simply too high for us to not address this threat.
But is that really true? This isn’t pontificating; this is science! And in the scientific realm, if we have a question like this, we can quantify just what the risks to a human being actually are.
Come and learn the truth about asteroids, and the threat they pose to us.