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The media keeps ignoring the greatest existential threat to mankind

Climate change is the most important topic in the world, yet it struggles for attention
The 2014 Happy Camp wildfire consumed 134,056 acres (543 km2) in California (photo: USDA / cc2.0).

Imagine this chilling news: A collision in space has changed the orbit of an asteroid the Hubble telescope has measured at about eighty kilometers in diameter. NASA astronomers analyzing the new orbital trajectory of the asteroid calculate a ninety percent probability that it will collide with Earth in about five years. The mass of the comet is about the same as the Chicxulub asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and ended the Cretaceous Period with one of the five great mass extinctions in the planet’s history.

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