"Its an ugly planet...a bug planet...a planet hostile to life as we know it!!!"
Sounds like we may have a problem when 2040 rolls around. The problem is a 460 foot asteroid degnated 2011 AG5. Discusons are underway among members of the United Nations Action Team on near-Earth object on how to deal with this. Though it's smaller than the 9 mile wide asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, it can potentially kill millions if it hits a city. Scientists, thus far, have only been able to observe half of its orbit and will be able to gain more knowledge on it & what to do, if anything, between 2013 & 2016. Options ranging from attaching probe(s) to it to steer it away from Earth to nuclear weapons are on the table.
Would you like to know more? You can read the article in full at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9111608/Asteroid-heads-towards-Earth-with-one-in-625-chance-of-hitting-planet.html