Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Why we haven't found aliens—global warming

I found the most unusual (and possibly insane) explanation the on the question of life elsewhere in the universe. Read the first two sentences of this post from a commenter at Andrew Revkin's environment blog at The New York Times: (The rest of the paragraph is kind of amusing, too.)

Why do you suppose SETI has come up blank so far? My take is that E.T. exterminated himself with Global Warming. (emphasis added) Intelligence may be a very bad thing at the level we are at now. There is a threshold we have to get across in order to get to the next level. We have to exhibit enough intelligence to stop Global Warming before Global Warming kills us. It is a gradual thing until it is too late. Money is driving the denial machine, but money is psychopathic. Corporations and some people are psychopaths as well. We need journalists and news media that understand the science, not journalists who act like stenographers.

We haven't found life on other planets because of global warming! I can't believe I didn't think of this. The word alarmist is somewhat overused, but I think this person qualifies.

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