Hawking issues dire warning

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the world’s most famous scientists used the recent occasion of his 75th birthday to issue a warning about the earth’s future. Famed theoretical physicist and University of Cambridge professor, Stephen Hawking publicly condemned American president Donald Trump for pulling out of the 2015 Paris climate accord. On this occasion, multiple countries agreed to actively combat global warming and limit their carbon dioxide emissions. Hawking has rightly pointed out that the world was at last ready in 2015 to unite to protect the planet.

This dream has now been shattered and America’s – the world’s second largest polluter – departure from the agreement could have catastrophic unseen consequences for all of us. “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of 250 degrees, and raining sulphuric acid,” Hawking told British Broadcasting Company (BBC) news. In the same speech, Hawking again urged humans to seek other homes.

“I fear evolution has inbuilt greed and aggression to the human genome,” he said. “There is no sign of conflict lessening, and the development of militarised technology and weapons of mass destruction could make that disastrous. The best hope for the survival of the human race might be independent colonies in space.”

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