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Old 01-20-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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Wow. Didn't know this.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/as...why-2019-01-18
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:21 PM
 
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Must be global warming, no other possible explanation

I say that in jest, but a few years ago I saw a clip of a news program where the anchor actually asked if an asteroid coming close to earth was caused by global warming.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Must be global warming, no other possible explanation

I say that in jest, but a few years ago I saw a clip of a news program where the anchor actually asked if an asteroid coming close to earth was caused by global warming.
It’s distressing to me that so many are SO ignorant of such things. Even as a kid I was sometimes just appalled. Our local newspaper comics had one section of popular science stuff and one Sunday it was talking about the oceans and the power of moving waves. The writer then made the astoundingly stupid comment that the world’s oceans produced more power than the total output of the sun.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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OP: Yes that's an interesting finding. It was also discovered recently that if the Chicxulub impact had been a few minutes earlier or later than it did, then it would not have wiped out the Dinosaurs. Statistically, that suggests we have received many more comparable impacts that only caused regional disruption. It's only a matter of time before the next one...


BTW, the Chicxilub impact likely came from the 160 million year old Baptistina asteroid family, so they have some idea of what's doing the cratering.
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