The pieces fall exactly into place…

Here’s the casus belli for Krugman’s fake alien invasion:

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.

Now that I think about it, Vice President Gore reminds me an awful lot of Adrian Veidt. He’s got the money, looks, fame, intelligence, tech saavy, messiah complex, and he’s probably got the superhero costume buried somewhere in the mansion. Krugman better keep an eye on his champagne.

5 comments

  1. I am tempted to link to the “Billy Madison-we are all dumber for have listened to it” speech; I thought that NASA scientists were better than this:

    1. …researchers divide alien contacts into three broad categories: beneficial, neutral or harmful.
    2. The most unappealing outcomes would arise if extraterrestrials caused harm to humanity, even if by accident.
    3. To bolster humanity’s chances of survival, the researchers call for caution in sending signals into space, and in particular warn against broadcasting information about our biological make-up, which could be used to manufacture weapons that target humans.
    4. “Green” aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet.

    #3 does raise an interesting thought…perhaps we should pump Independence Day with a History Channel logo out into the stars 24×7 as a warning to any potential invading race. Conversely, what kind of disappointment would a benevolent species have when they arrive looking for Jedi Masters. Except that coward Yoda, of course.

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  2. aabrock, the problem with pumping out Independence Day is that the aliens will reconfigure their computers so they can’t be hacked by a 1996 era Mac.

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  3. On the other hand, they may dispatch an advance force to eliminate Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith. It’s worth the risk.

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