It seems extraterrestrial aliens make the news quite frequently (despite the fact that they don’t exist!). Every few weeks there’s a new study about why we supposedly haven’t found them, when we will find them, or why they’re no longer around. And a new study, based on the former inhabitants of Easter Island off the coast of Chile, claims the aliens we’re spending billions searching for won’t be found because climate change already killed them.
Studies have suggested that perhaps the inhabitants of Easter Island died out due to a depletion of their resources, leading to starvation and eventually the collapse of their civilization. The authors of this new study started with that model and then created mathematical models for what might happen to alien civilizations “if they were to increasingly convert their planet’s limited natural resources into energy,” as we do here on earth. The result was four different scenarios, three of which ended in apocalypse and the other “worked only when civilizations recognized the damage they were doing to the planet, and acted in the right away.”
So why haven’t we found aliens yet? Well, they died out due to climate change, of course! And the article contends that if we don’t change our ways, we will die out due to climate change, too. Climate change continues to be a popular item in the news with many doomsday scenarios being proposed. But your starting point determines your interpretation of this issue (and the question of aliens for that matter!). You can learn more in this article by Steven Gollmer, “The End of Global Warming?”
Discover a biblical perspective on climate change in our newly updated pocket guide, Pocket Guide to Climate Change. You’ll get answers to questions such as “Are the ice caps melting?” “Is man the chief cause of climate change?” “How should Christians respond?” and more. Pocket guides, such as this one, are great resources for you to learn more or to give to others after a conversation on the issue. This short book on climate change is part of our pocket guides collection, which features 19 other guides on a variety of fascinating topics such as dinosaurs, astronomy, ape-men, aliens and UFOs, and more.
Learn more and order your copy of Pocket Guide to Climate Change at AnswersBookstore.com.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.