A 325 meter long meteorite by the name of Apophis is due to fly by Earth in 2029 and will come back around in 2036, but will miss again. At least it is predicted to miss, but then might return in 2068. According to NASA, the chance of the collision happening in 2068 is predicted to be at approximately 1 in 300,000 of hitting Earth, straight on. You decide if that sounds like an intimidating chance. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth the risk, however small. We have options. We could just stay here and hope for the best as pollution gets worse and global warming rises, or we could colonize Mars. Take into consideration that Mars is not only one of our closest neighboring planets, but also has similar conditions to Earth. I know, it sounds all dusty and dry, but that doesn't mean we can’t make a few Earth-like changes. This is terraforming, changing another planet with potential for life to fit the needs of us humans. By terraforming Mars, we will be able to colonize it to ensure safety for the human race. Because we all want to be safe right?
Turn on the news, or the weather channel. You will see something like, Snowstorm shuts down power, or tornado warning, remember to stay in your basement. Trust me, it could be worse. According to National Geographic, the dormant, yet potentially species killing supervolcano under Yellowstone could rain down ash and debris over hundreds and hundreds of miles across the country, worse yet, the chances of it exploding in our lifetime is