Friday, August 19, 2011

They’re Coming: Fight “Warming” – Beat Them Aliens?

They’re Coming: Fight “Warming” – Beat Them Aliens?:

Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists

Rising greenhouse emissions may tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report for Nasa

Is it April Fools’ Day, or is someone playing the alien card?

The scare report was brought to us by the Guardian’s science correspondent, Ian Sample.

One threat – preemptive strikes:

The authors warn that extraterrestrials may be wary of civilisations that expand very rapidly, as these may be prone to destroy other life as they grow, just as humans have pushed species to extinction on Earth. In the most extreme scenario, aliens might choose to destroy humanity to protect other civilisations.

Close entire industries?

I have a better idea: You grab the car keys – I’ll fetch the kids, coz we’re outta here.

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