Global Warming as a Detectable Thermodynamic Marker of Earth-like Extrasolar Civilizations : The Colossus Telescope

@inproceedings{Kuhn2014GlobalWA,
  title={Global Warming as a Detectable Thermodynamic Marker of Earth-like Extrasolar Civilizations : The Colossus Telescope},
  author={Jeff R. Kuhn and S. Berdyugina},
  year={2014}
}
Advanced civilizations must radiate heat while utilizing planetary energy sources. This waste heat can be a thermodynamic marker of Earth-like civilization. Here we model such planetary radiation and propose a strategy for detecting an alien unintentional thermodynamic electromagnetic biomarker. We show that astronomically observable infrared civilization… CONTINUE READING