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Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists
guardian.co.uk, ^ | 18 August 2011 | Ian Sample, science correspondent

Posted on 08/18/2011 4:01:02 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch

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.

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Conspiracy; UFO's
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Something else to blame on AGW; earth destroyed by aliens!
1 posted on 08/18/2011 4:01:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch
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To: ApplegateRanch

They can start in Washington DC.

2 posted on 08/18/2011 4:02:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; steelyourfaith

“Scientists” strike again with more AGW doom.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 4:02:58 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

They are REALLY getting desperate!!! And the more ridiculous stuff they come up with, the more they convince rational people that they are full of hot air.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 4:03:20 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: ApplegateRanch

It won’t be long before Al Gore and Obama warn of the same thing.


5 posted on 08/18/2011 4:03:25 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: ApplegateRanch

“We’ll make great pets...”


6 posted on 08/18/2011 4:03:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ApplegateRanch

So is Obama a lizard alien, or is he more of a bug type?


7 posted on 08/18/2011 4:03:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ApplegateRanch

They would most likely be conservative. They havent visited us since we obviously havent purged all the rabid liberals from the planet.


8 posted on 08/18/2011 4:04:12 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: ApplegateRanch

Not if we kill them first!


9 posted on 08/18/2011 4:04:15 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Another absurdity from the ridiculous and contemptible Guardian. What a complete crock.


10 posted on 08/18/2011 4:04:17 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: ApplegateRanch

It is quite obvious.
We have them living in the White House.


11 posted on 08/18/2011 4:04:42 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: ApplegateRanch

When did the media admit there are aliens?


12 posted on 08/18/2011 4:04:53 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ApplegateRanch

This is richer than Cheesecake

TT


13 posted on 08/18/2011 4:05:00 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I guess the radio waves, city lights, and the occasional nuclear explosions aren’t a sufficient tip that we are here.


14 posted on 08/18/2011 4:05:00 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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15 posted on 08/18/2011 4:05:10 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ApplegateRanch

“Watching from afar....”

Watching from not so far away, I’d guess that NASA and Penn State had wasted a bunch of the taxpayer’s money.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 4:05:30 PM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Surely no REAL scientist claims this. This sounds like a scary tall tale your parent might tell you to get you to stay out of the woods. You know, “If you go into the boogie man will get you!” Sheesh.


17 posted on 08/18/2011 4:05:51 PM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: ApplegateRanch

is this article from April 1st? It’s beyond laughable.


18 posted on 08/18/2011 4:06:00 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces: August 12, Opps!! didn't happen :)
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To: dfwgator
“We’ll make great pets...”

Only if neutered and declawed.

19 posted on 08/18/2011 4:06:00 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilizations
They warned us...

20 posted on 08/18/2011 4:06:34 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: John Valentine

“Another absurdity from the ridiculous and contemptible Guardian.”
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The Guardian is the New York Slimes of London.


21 posted on 08/18/2011 4:06:34 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: ApplegateRanch

The Guardian — for those who thought the Weekly World News was too straitlaced.


22 posted on 08/18/2011 4:06:34 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: dfwgator

LOL Best post!


23 posted on 08/18/2011 4:06:44 PM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: ApplegateRanch

This explains the title of Hillary’s latest book: “To Serve Man.”


24 posted on 08/18/2011 4:07:21 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: ApplegateRanch

I wonder what they will come up with next???


25 posted on 08/18/2011 4:07:45 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: ApplegateRanch

What the H#ll?? How low will NASA sink......?


26 posted on 08/18/2011 4:07:53 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: All

OTOH - Aliens are most likely to be in awe of earth’s masters and deem them Gods of the Universe, a far more likely scenario.


27 posted on 08/18/2011 4:07:52 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (O assumes the trappings of the presidency, not its mantle.. He is not presidential.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

No scientists needed, this is the theme of countless stupid liberal sci fi films, including the preposterous remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still”.

The aliens love living things and the environment so much they come here to kill all of us and everything we ever manufactured, but Keaneu Reeves (alien) sees Jennifer Connely and a black kid cry over this as he kills everyone so THEN he realizes it was a bad idea!

We get to live but he takes away ALL energy from us. FU Hollywood AND the pseudo scientists who wrote these high school level papers.

Fascinating how THEY get to travel the universe and kill all of us with their advanced technology, but it was important they “save the Earth” by making even peoples’ watches stop. Typical liberal daydream.


28 posted on 08/18/2011 4:07:53 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: ApplegateRanch

They should teach those Rocket Scientists at NASA a little bit about history, and common sense. The Earth has had periods of volcanic activity where the amount of toxic gases in the atmosphere, especially so-called green house gases was hundreds of times higher than it is today...and that was millions of years before man was around. From a bazillion miles away the tree hugger aliens would never know the difference.


29 posted on 08/18/2011 4:07:53 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

“There’s no point in acting all surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaints and its far too late to start making a fuss about it now.”


30 posted on 08/18/2011 4:08:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ApplegateRanch
I only have one thing to say about that.

Klatu,Barada,Nikto.

31 posted on 08/18/2011 4:08:50 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Now you see the destructiveness of doing cocaine in college. LOL!


32 posted on 08/18/2011 4:08:50 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

So - a group of eggheads whose paychecks mostly come from taxpayers’ wallets, have come up with a comic book plot. We have stepped through the looking glass here, people.


33 posted on 08/18/2011 4:09:07 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Not entirely apropos, but I need to get this thought on record:

I will not be at all surprised if at some point in the coming months Obama makes some veiled reference to Area 51, the "Roswell Incident" or some other pop-culture, extra-terrestrial meme.

The intent being, of course, to show us that we really can't trust anyone else at the head of the ship of state right now, whilst he's in intense negotiations with our overlords from Alpha Centauri. Best to re-elect the First Black President Who Brought Us Into the Galactic Union. Or some such BS.

I'm serious, I can see him trying it. He won't mention it's a cookbook.

34 posted on 08/18/2011 4:10:03 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Twotone
They are REALLY getting desperate!!!

And WE are paying for THIS. Anyone associated with this work should be terminated, maybe even with extreme prejudice.

ML/NJ

35 posted on 08/18/2011 4:10:26 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Nachum

More like an amorphous sentient black cloud of misery, with no silver lining.


36 posted on 08/18/2011 4:10:34 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Ian Sample, science correspondent

If he is not smoking funny cigarettes,
then we are in real trouble.

37 posted on 08/18/2011 4:10:44 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: dfwgator

Aliens won’t destroy us outright when its so much easier to bleed us dry.

Oh wait, you’re talking about space aliens.


38 posted on 08/18/2011 4:10:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: brytlea

me thinks these scientists have been drinking home made Romulan Ale (triple distilled )


39 posted on 08/18/2011 4:10:59 PM PDT by molson209
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To: ApplegateRanch

ROFLOL, I think I may have read that plot, but it picked up after the outer space bombings. LOL


40 posted on 08/18/2011 4:11:04 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: brytlea

The best part of that scene was the old woman watching it on TV going, “They blew up Congress....HA HA HA HA HA!”

When I saw Mars Attacks! in the theater, everybody cheered that scene.


41 posted on 08/18/2011 4:11:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JrsyJack

Imagine that to write this nonsense about aliens killing us over global warming, they even had to ignore the part where the aliens kill us because we have nuclear weapons!!!

Klaatu look, planet Earth is 4 degrees warmer than uh, Al Gore thinks it should be! (Oh and they had a little thing called WWII but back to that temperature reading....)


42 posted on 08/18/2011 4:11:40 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Punishment from above? Rather Biblical.


43 posted on 08/18/2011 4:11:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama get our AAA back.)
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To: Doogle

Good one!!!!


44 posted on 08/18/2011 4:12:44 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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45 posted on 08/18/2011 4:12:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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But Sunday Nobel Prize economist Paul Krugman said an alien invasion would be just the stimulus we need to revive our economy.

These liberals have to get on the same page!

46 posted on 08/18/2011 4:12:44 PM PDT by AU72
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47 posted on 08/18/2011 4:12:48 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If the truth hurts, prepare yourself for a LOT of pain.)
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I have it on absolute authority that I have been deemed the Alpha God of the alien crowd. I will rule with mercy but rigid firmth throughout the firmaments.


48 posted on 08/18/2011 4:12:57 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (O assumes the trappings of the presidency, not its mantle.. He is not presidential.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Global Warming alarmists are going over the edge... Why would Aliens kill us because we’re killing ourselves ( according to liberal warming logic)??? Seems they’d be profoundly disinterested.


49 posted on 08/18/2011 4:13:25 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
The AGW crowd is getting quite desperate. Any sufficiently advanced civilization would have already noticed that Earth is in the grip of a very long Ice Age with recurring and regular interglacials.

They'd dismiss increased emissions as indicating nothing more than another stage in the normal cycle.

We are safe unless we do somethin to DISTURB the cycle ~ then they'll come.

Clearly NASA has not thought through the problem.

50 posted on 08/18/2011 4:13:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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