I’m kinda bummed that I waited till this morning to post this fun story, as so many others beat me to the punch. Oh, well, such is life in the blogosphere. Via Tom Nelson and Tory Aardvark, we get this howler of a story from the UK Guardian
Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists
Rising greenhouse emissions could tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report
It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim.
Well, it’s about as dopey, meaningless, and ludicrous as all the other reasons given for curbing greenhouse gases.
Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth’s atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.
This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by a Nasa-affiliated scientist and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University that, while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make contact at some point in the future.
Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Nasa’s Planetary Science Division and his colleagues compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity “prepare for actual contact”.
Good news! This is what your tax dollars are going to! Someone was watching the idiotic 2008 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still. Of course, the climate alarmists would yell at the aliens to reduce their own energy usage, because you know an interstellar vehicle would be proliferate in energy output. Also, you know that alarmists would throw their lot in with the aliens, which wouldn’t really have much to do with stopping the climate change hoax, but, simply because they tend to like to help the enemy out, as liberals typically do.
Seriously, alarmists, you need to give the insanity a break: from what I hear, sharks around the world are planning on unionizing due to the danger of being jumped so darned often.