“I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.”
Stephen Hawking warns of the risks of predatory alien species (Daily Mail).
“Bulgaria was given the greenlight to join the EU trade in carbon emissions permits.”
The European Commission’s ministry of environment and water finally approves Bulgaria’s 2008-20012 carbon plan, meaning the country can now trade in carbon (AFP).
“And to the scientists who are concerned with my methods – don’t worry, I fully plan on doing some statistics after the event. I know many earthquakes happen on a daily basis, so we’re looking to see if Boobquake significantly increases the number or severity of earthquakes.”
Jen McCreight comments on her hugely popular collaborative experiment to test the statement that “many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes” (McCreight’s blog).
“We will set – and stick to – ambitious targets for a zero-carbon future.”
Nick Clegg, leader of the UK’s Liberal Democrats, launches his party’s green manifesto (Guardian).
“The first-time voters of today will be the ones who will live with the consequences of all of our decisions for years to come. Tackling climate change isn’t just about avoiding disaster but also ensuring we have a prosperous future and a fair one.”
Labour’s Ed Miliband launches his party’s green manifesto (press release).