Can I declare this the official moment that the entire "climate change cult" has jumped the shark? Or perhaps "descended into madness" is the more appropriate phrase. As the science has faltered, and the reality sinks in that the entire climate scam has been about implementing the liberal agenda and strengthening government control, the last true believers are frantically reaching out for something - anything - that will scare us enough into taking them seriously.
This story, alas, won't do it. It may in fact be a tipping point, but not in the direction the Warmists would like:
Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists
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 a Nasa-affiliated scientist and colleagues at 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....
"Green" aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet. "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.
Well, for one, I am starting to come to the belief - after some denial of my own - that the gradual defunding of NASA may not be such a bad thing, if it employs folks like these as consultants.
George Savage over at Ricochet asks if the authors of this report aren't missing another possible reason aliens might want to wipe humanity off the Earth:
...there is little risk of being judged a rapidly expanding civilization while Barack Obama is in office, so we can breathe easily for the next sixteen months. However, I find it strange that amidst the many scenarios considered for alien encounters... I missed the one exploring the possibility of liberty-loving aliens wiping us out to prevent the spread of socialist utopianism, which, once established, could destroy the galaxy by its kudzu-like growth even in the face of universal evidence of its comprehensive failure.
Just make sure nobody tells Democratic presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who proudly tweeted yesterday:
To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.
OK. We will...