This question made me lol. Humans are so uppity we now feel the need to "do something" about how the whole freaking cosmos works?!?! I also think that by this stage the earth is probably sick of our "help" and ready for us to leave!
It is not just the Daily Mail, who feel this needs attention...let me tell you.
“Following the February 2013 asteroid impact in Chelyabinsk, Russia, there is renewed interest in figuring out how to deal with the potential hazard of an asteroid impact.
I believe they Will get some plan in place, and soon too...With the great amount of rubbish drifting around the universe, it has to happen.
We have already had a huge one hit millions of years ago, so who can say
it will Not happen again.
That is just being blind.
We must leave it to these brilliant minds, and just trust their judgement...we certainly can not do anything.
Lol, that's the Daily Mail for you. Always full of sensationalist headlines/clickbait. What do they think should be done about the problem? Is it even something that could be prevented? If scientists are calling for it I would assume they know what they're talking about but I'd like more info. Hate to give the Daily Fail traffic though.
I think that monitoring should be increased, but no so much to assess threats to our existence, but to have a better understanding of how our universe works. I often feel that we, as a species, think of the universe or more aptly, the planet, like a computer. Everyone's attitude is like, "as long as it works when I turn it on then I don't care". The problem is, if there is an issue with the universe or the planet, there is no repair shop, there are no technicians to role around to your house and reinstall windows so you can start fresh. There are no fresh starts here. We should be trying to understand every aspect of life that we can, and that includes monitoring asteroids both for our understanding and our safety if need be.