22 Aug '11, 5pm

Climate change makes alien invasion more likely, says NASA

Update: Depressingly, this wasn't funded by NASA at all , although one of the authors is from NASA's planetary science division (he worked on it in his free time). It's still a good read though. (Thanks, Kate Sheppard !) Here's good news for people who have been trying to draft the tinfoil-hat crew into the fight against climate change: A genuinely not-at-all-made-up-by-me NASA not NASA study posits that global warming could alert extraterrestrial civilizations that humanity is getting too big for its britches, and prompt them to attack us . The paper, which is mainly concerned with guessing whether aliens are mean or not, has a sobering theory about our climate: Humanity may just now be entering the period in which its rapid civilizational expansion could be detected by an ETI because our expansion is changing the composition of Earth’s atmosphere (e.g. via greenhouse gas...

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