Asteroids & Earth Changes

Hosted byArt Bell

Asteroids & Earth Changes

About the show

Author Whitley Strieber joined Art to talk about possible asteroid impacts (depicted in a fictional miniseries that was about to air at the time) and Earth changes caused by global warming, such as the then-current unprecedented ice shelf breaks in Antarctica. Even small changes in average temperatures would quickly inundate low-lying island countries such as the Maldives, he said.

Strieber also pointed out the physics of large objects impacting the earth; even a small one with a diameter of only 300 feet landing in the ocean would cause tidal waves of "250 to 300 feet." Past impacts with disastrous results were chronicled. How people would react if they knew the end was near was also pondered.

The last hour featured Open Lines.