The concepts of climate change and global warming are alien to none of us, but what if ‘aliens’ come visiting us? Or, what if the climax of films like 2012 and The Apocalypse was to come true? A recent viral video showed a strange triangular-shaped object buried on the surface of the Red Planet that is believed to a sign of a crashed UFO. There is also the impending danger from global warming, for which 15000 scientists have issued a warning to humanity.
And these possibilities have inspired numerous filmmakers. From never-ending conspiracy theories about world end to alien spotting and subsequent invasion on earth, they have been a hit amongst doomsdayers. We all have our favourite sci-fi movies that portray aliens and their possible visit to Earth, be it Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day or James Cameron’s Extra-Terrestrial. Closer home too, we have Rakesh Roshan’s Koi…Mil Gaya that showed the lovable alien ‘Jaadu’ give supernatural powers to Rohit (Hrithik Roshan). There was also Aamir Khan’s P.K. that shows an alien bringing a fresh perspective at how we look at the norms established by our society. But have you ever thought what would happen if aliens visiting us was to become a reality?
If a new video released by the conspiracy theory-focused YouTube channel SecureTeam10 is to be believed, then we are not very far from the day when aliens could come knocking at our doors. The video shows a crashed UFO that has been spotted on our neighbouring planet Mars. The jury is still out on the authenticity of this, and several other videos uploaded on YouTube that claim to have spotted UFOs around the world. However, the possibility of aliens visiting earth cannot be completely ruled out.
Besides this video, the science news section of most publications was also buzzing with the ‘second notice‘ that was issued to humanity. The first notice was issued by 1700 scientists in 1992 and stated that humans had pushed Earth’s ecosystem to their breaking point and were well on the way to ruining their planet. The letter, which served as a dire warning to humanity, also said that the impacts of such irrational actions will lead to stratospheric ozone depletion, air and water pollution, a collapse of fisheries and loss of soil productivity and deforestation, among others.
Sadly, 25 years later, not much has changed. To mark the 25th anniversary of this letter, researchers have published a second letter in the journal BioScience. The letter states that in these 25 years, the only positive change is in the decreased levels of chlorofluorocarbons. Thanks to the phasing out of chlorofluorocarbons in refrigerators and air-conditioners, the hole in the ozone layer is at its smallest size since 1988. However, apart from this, there is no positive sign. It has in fact deteriorated, with global climate change, access to fresh water and increase in the number of ocean dead zones being among the primary concerns.
Keeping this in mind, we began wondering what would happen if aliens came visiting us and what would be the future of Planet Earth if climate change is not kept in check.
Convince Aliens to give us Superpowers, a la Mr. Jaadu
No more getting stuck in traffic jams, because UFO
Malls would have dedicated Alien shopping zones
Schools would look like science centres
Street fights would be much more entertaining to watch
If we marry them, our kids would probably look like this
Whatsapp will have a new language – alien
There would be only one season – heat
Water will be a distant dream
Life would surely turn topsy-turvy if we don’t try harder to save Planet Earth from the clutches of global warming and climate change. And as for the alien visits, well that would be an issue that the world will face in unity because no one really knows how they will behave and react. Until then, let your imagination run wild and let us know other possible impacts if this becomes a reality.