Physicist/NASA Astronaut On Large Asteroid Hitting Earth
(Reuters 03/20/2013, Re-posted by The Guardian, UK): Physicist and former NASA astronaut, Dr. Edward Lu, discusses the threat that near-earth asteroids pose to the earth. Dr. Lu says there is a 30% chance of an approximately five megaton impact happening this century. He says technologies exist that the scientific community thinks may prevent impacts to earth, but without years of advance notice there would be "no options". (NOTE FROM THE EDITOR OF TCW: listen closely and watch Dr. Lu say his last sentence. He says, "If you have less than [noticeable pause] a... few years notice [he looks disturbed and then away], right now there [sentence disjoint] we have no options." One can almost think it seems he knows something is coming.