It didn’t happen in November, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future.
A new UN report states: “Faced with such a threat, we are far from helpless. Astronomers today can detect a high proportion of Near Earth Objects and predict potential collisions with the Earth. Evacuation and mitigation plans can be prepared to cope with an unavoidable impact. For the first time in our planet’s 4.5-billion-year history, the technical capacities exist to prevent such cosmic collisions with Earth. The keys to a successful outcome in all cases are preparation, planning, and timely decision-making.”
Former NASA Apollo astronaut, Russell Schweickart says, “These briefings are very important in terms of the UN receiving our report. There is only one institution in the world that represents everybody.” In order to prevent an actual impact, Schweickart thinks an international decision-making program, including necessary institutional requirements, must be agreed upon and implemented within the framework of the United Nations.
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