According to a Russian scientist, our civilization has to prepare to repel an attack from space.
No, we won’t be fighting aliens yet, but potential alien civilizations aren’t the only threat to humanity.
According to Konstantin Sivkov, a member of the Russian Missile and Artillery Academy and a senior captain of the Russian Army, we need to create weapons to defend Earth against doomsday asteroids.
In an article published by the newspaper VPK News, the Russian senior captain has suggested that the international community needs to work on a weapon that has the ability to repel potentially dangerous celestial bodies.
The scientist believes that the threat represented by asteroids for humanity deserves the creation of an international weapon to combat them.
“In the face of the danger of the extinction of the human being as a biological species, all our geopolitical conflicts are like a children’s fight in a sandbox over a toy,” he compared.
The expert proposes to destroy asteroids with rockets that have self-guided thermonuclear warheads and to create “a system of regular or omnidirectional control of the space that surrounds the Earth” for the detection of dangerous asteroids.
Furthermore, Sivkov has stated that the proposed system has to be controlled by a “scientific council”, while businessmen, politicians, soldiers and “representatives of any military structure” that produce “cannibalistic theories about the reasonable reduction of the population” do not have to be involved in the decision-making process in this regard.
The expert believes that the project that he has recently proposed is, in fact, a possible goal, since despite the high costs of the project “only 25-30% of the current US military budget would be needed”.
Considering that US military expenditures for the fiscal year 2018 constitute, according to the approval of the Trump Administration, 700,000 million dollars, the initiative of Sivkov would come out to the international community much cheaper: just about 210,000 million dollars.
Taking into consideration that several countries would participate in the program, the project turns out to be relatively cheap. But then again, who can put a price on the survival of the human race?