CNN anchor Set Straight On whether global warming to blame for asteroid

The threat of global warming may stretch so far beyond Earth that it affects meteorites millions of miles away in space — at least according to one CNN anchor.

“Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming, or is this just some meteoric occasion?” CNN’s Deborah Feyerick asked Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, head of the Planetary Society, in a Saturday segment.

Feyerick, who had earlier quizzed Nye about the possible link between global warming and the weekend snowstorm, was referring to Asteroid 2012 DA14, which will whiz within 17,000 miles or so of Earth on Feb 15. The asteroid’s relatively close trajectory on its latest pass of Earth has been extensively covered in recent weeks.

“No, no, no, no,” Nye replied to the spaced-out question, before gracefully extending Feyerick a lifeline by saying “except it’s all science. The word meteorology and the word meteor come from the same root, so, uhh…”

Read more at Fox News.

Photo credit: Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society Blogger (Creative Commons)

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Comments

  1. I saw what was perhaps one of the more revealing reasons on why the earth is warm last evening on a NOVA production about the weather and how and where it created. Guess what? It is the SUN!!!!!

  2. Yes, it is the result of sun flares. (Though there seems to be no warming for the last decade or so.) So, unless someone has the knowhow to reduce or eliminate them, there is absolutely nothing man can do to stop them. The God Who created the sun has been keeping it under control for several thousand years. He is still up to the task, so not to worry.

  3. IamaproudAmerican says:

    I thought these anchors had college degrees and were smart, but I was terribly mistaken…they aren't smart.

  4. Dan Stewart says:

    A degree in basket weaving imparts no intelligence, especially when the person has an IQ of 47.

  5. First (and possibly only) requirement for a news anchor is how good they look on camera. Most a referred to as "news readers" by the industry.

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