Conversations With Paul Krugman

I’m just kidding. That was economics. This is SCIENCE.

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

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.

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 scientists at Nasa and 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”.

Yeah. NASA.

N.A.S.effinA. “Outer Space Agency” ~ oh, you betcha.

And you thought shrimp on a treadmill was “money we don’t have well spent”.


10 Responses to “Conversations With Paul Krugman”

  1. JeffS says:

    What can I say? There’s only one possible response.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    I take it as a sign the global warming scam is close to death.

    I’d love to be the one to stake it throughout the heart.

  3. aelfheld says:

    Gunslinger, it’d be more fun to watch it shrivel up and die. Unfortunately, like most doomsday scenarios, this particular scam and its variants will be around as long as there are those who think science prescriptive rather than descriptive.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    I’m sure those pink-slipped space shuttle employees will be thrilled to hear there are still viable NASA employees on the payroll, carrying on their work and noble traditions.

  5. nightfly says:

    Not only is parody dead, the media are buggering the corpse. How did they keep a straight face while writing this?

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    You wouldn’t want YOUR name on the one critical article when the PISSED OFF aliens land, now would you, Diptera? Think proactively, son.

  7. Mojo says:

    Look, I’ll believe a lot of crap, but you wil never convince me that interstellar war is a real possibility. Economically, and from a sheer energy in: benefits out view, it’s just idiotic.

  8. Dave E. says:

    I wonder what the bar tab was for this “research.”

  9. major dad says:

    Hey, better get boned up on Space Invaders video game, they’re coming. What a load of crap.

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