Global Warming Will Lead to Alien Invasions?

Climate change alarmists have been busy blaming every conceivable threat to mankind and the planet on global warming. The mainstream media eagerly report every new study that predicts the Armageddon-like consequences we can expect from defiling the planet by breathing and burning fossil fuels. If we did not have enough to fear from melting glaciers flooding our major cities to extensive droughts and the invasion of exotic diseases, we now have to worry about aliens invading the planet to punish us for our eco-sins.

A recent study, “Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis,” released by the Pennsylvania State University Geography Department, contemplates extraterrestrial revenge due to man-made global warming. According to the authors, “….ecosystem-valuing universalist ETI may observe humanity’s ecological destructive tendencies and wipe humanity out in order to preserve the Earth system as a whole.” It sounds like an idea for a new Al Gore film. The authors go on to say: “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.”

It’s not surprising that climate change alarmists would turn to science fiction to support their cause. They have found it increasingly difficult to get the American public to buy their doomsday scenarios, especially when the public considers that regulations designed to reduce CO2 emissions come with a lot of economic harm and little environmental gain.

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