by Ed Berry
Some people, especially environmentalists, love predicting doomsday disasters. Like those who predict our carbon dioxide will irreversibly overheat our planet, now there are those who predict the comet Elenin will cause great earthquakes and gigantic tides when it zips inside Earth’s orbit next September and October 2011. Don’t believe any of these delusions.
Let’s look at some good science about Elenin. It is not larger than the earth. It is a tiny, icy dust ball. At its closest approach it will affect the earth’s tides less than your automobile. You will likely not even see it without good binoculars or a telescope even on the clearest of nights. It’s closest approach to Earth will be greater than 22 million miles.
You do not need to move to save yourself from Elenin. Claims that Elenin helped cause the recent Japan earthquake are quack science. See this NASA site for more information about Elenin.
NASA also has an answer to alarmist claims that December 2012 will be an astronomical disaster:
The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”
For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence?
There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact.
There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.
NASA’s advice also applies to the global warming delusion led by liberal extremists. Rather than having extraordinary evidence, they have NO evidence and NO science. The manmade global warming delusion is all passion, persistence and profitable assertions. Nothing more.