“Asteroid Impact Will Destroy Civilization This September”: That’s the headline from UK tabloid The Mirror, attributing it to “conspiracy theorists, ” making sure to drop in key words like “illuminati” and “New World Order”:
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Conspiracy theorists are predicting a cataclysmic climate event which will destroy civilisation – in just three months’ time.
End-of-time predictors on various blogs and websites have come up with the period between September 22-28 as the likely time frame for the impending catastrophe.
Many biblical theorists maintain the events will trigger the Rapture and the start of a seven-year-tribulation.
These theories, which are restricted to tiny minority of churches and groups, have been dismissed by scientists and are thought to be well wide of the mark.
Fortunately for us, almost all asteroids are destroyed due to the extreme atmospheric friction heating they receive, breaking up into harmless shards that burn up before hitting the ground.
NASA has made asteroid detection a high priority.