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Stephen Hawking’s Final Warnings Urged World to Halt Climate Change

Stephen Hawking’s Final Warnings Urged World to Halt Climate Change

Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds on Earth, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge on Wednesday at the age of 76. As well as being a renowned physicist whose groundbreaking theories helped us understand the complexities of space, time and the universe, the British professor also taught us about our home planet. In […]

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    Stephen Hawking Says Earth Will Become ‘Sizzling Ball of Fire’ in 600 Years

    Stephen Hawking Says Earth Will Become ‘Sizzling Ball of Fire’ in 600 Years

    By Phineas Rueckert Last year, scientist Stephen Hawking gave humans a shelf-life of 1,000 more years on Earth. Apparently, 2017 hasn’t been to his liking—as Hawking shaved another 400 years off that prediction. The world-renowned scientist said Tuesday that he believes humans will only last another 600 years before Earth becomes a “sizzling ball of […]

    Stephen Hawking: ‘We Are Close to Tipping Point Where Global Warming Becomes Irreversible’

    Stephen Hawking: ‘We Are Close to Tipping Point Where Global Warming Becomes Irreversible’

    Stephen Hawking delivered another round of condemnation over President Donald Trump‘s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible,” the famed theoretical physicist said. “Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of […]

    Stephen Hawking: ‘I Am Convinced That Humans Need to Leave Earth’

    Stephen Hawking: ‘I Am Convinced That Humans Need to Leave Earth’

    Stephen Hawking repeated his warning that humanity needs to leave Earth and colonize the moon, Mars or other planets in order for our species to survive the impending doom of climate change. “We have given our planet the disastrous gift of climate change … When we we have reached similar crises there has usually been […]

    A Climate Fix That Stephen Hawking and Exxon Both Support

    A Climate Fix That Stephen Hawking and Exxon Both Support

    A new group of industry heavyweights, including oil majors Total, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and BP, have voiced their support for a Republican-led carbon tax and dividend plan. Individual founding members include, Michael Bloomberg, Stephen Hawking and Steven Chu. The Climate Leadership Council, formed earlier this year to promote a carbon tax as the most […]

    Stephen Hawking: We Have 100 Years to Find a New Planet

    Stephen Hawking: We Have 100 Years to Find a New Planet

    Humans have 100 years to find a new planet, or else become extinct, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking says in an upcoming BBC series. Expedition New Earth, to air this summer, shows Hawking drastically changing a prediction he made last November at Oxford University Union, when he said, “I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 […]

    Stephen Hawking Plans Trip to Space, Says Trump Should Replace Pruitt as EPA Head

    Stephen Hawking Plans Trip to Space, Says Trump Should Replace Pruitt as EPA Head

    Professor Stephen Hawking could one day realize his dream of space travel thanks to Virgin founder and space-enthusiast Richard Branson. “I have already completed a zero gravity flight which allowed me to float weightless, but my ultimate ambition is to fly into space,” Hawking told host Piers Morgan of “Good Morning Britain” on Monday. “I […]

    Stephen Hawking: We Must Find Another Planet to Live On

    Stephen Hawking: We Must Find Another Planet to Live On

    Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is one of the most intelligent individuals on the planet, which is why his assertion that humanity has only 1,000 years left on Earth and must find another place to colonize is incredibly frightening. “[W]e must … continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” professor Hawking said in […]

    Stephen Hawking + 374 Top Scientists: Trump’s Climate Denial Would Have ‘Severe and Long-Lasting’ Consequences

    Stephen Hawking + 374 Top Scientists: Trump’s Climate Denial Would Have ‘Severe and Long-Lasting’ Consequences

    During his final UN General Assembly address, President Obama pressed for a “sense of urgency” in bringing the Paris agreement into force and for scaling up ambition on climate action. He also called for more clean energy investment in developing countries. According to the United Nations, 30 countries are expected to formally join the Paris […]