The sky is literally falling.

“Jones and his colleagues proposed that a group involving the world’s space agencies be established to pool resources to prevent such an asteroid’s impact and to better inform the public of the possible threat.”

You mean better scare the public so we can shake them down for even more money they don’t have. What good is averting an asteroid when my 37 inch tires and bottled water addiction are going to cause the entire east coast to be flooded in 20 years anyway? Maybe we should pay off that Social Security tab first.