asteroid-impact

Gigantic asteroid near miss coming this Thursday

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Express reports that a colossal one mile wide asteroid will brush past the Earth this Thursday, with a closest approach of 3 million kilometres – far too close for comfort, with a rock that big. According to The Express; The gigantic missile thought to measure almost a mile across…

Study: What is driving the rising cost of natural disasters?

Prof. John McAneney Managing Director Dr. Ryan Crompton Chief Research Officer, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University Australia Flood in Bangkok. October 2011. Thailand It is a widely held view that climate change arising from human activity is increasing the cost of natural disasters. This perception is false. While it is undeniable that the economic cost of…