Back in the halcyon days of 2016, there was a joke going around that a giant meteor strike was polling well in the Presidential election. Well, now it seems that there are quite a lot of asteroids buzzing old Terra these days. Somehow, this notion isn't as upsetting to me as it would have been a few months ago.
On a serious note, I think that this 'spike' is probably due to better detection methods. Every so often, I post about asteroids, though I think that our demise may well come from willful bed-shitting.