No, the title of this article is not a joke. The UK Guardian published an article yesterday titled, “Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilizations, scientists say.” The subtitle is, “Rising greenhouse gas emissions could tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report.”
Has it really come to this? Are the alarmists so scientifically bankrupt that they have to promote UFO scares to support their “boy who cried wolf” global warming scares?
According to the Guardian: “Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth’s atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilization growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.”
So, who are the “scientists” making such claims? They must be some rogue crazies who believe the earth is flat and the moon landing was staged on a vacant movie lot in Arizona, right? Well, according to the Guardian the scientists are affiliated with NASA and Penn State University. Yes, our tax dollars at work.
“`Green’ aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet,” the Guardian reports.
“These scenarios give us reason to limit our growth and reduce our impact on global ecosystems. It would be particularly important for us to limit our emissions of greenhouse gases, since atmospheric composition can be observed from other planets,” the authors write in the study.
(The Heartland Institute’s Maureen Martin blogs about this ridiculous story at Somewhat Reasonable.)