Humans Only Have A Thousand Years On Planet Earth Says Stephen Hawking
One of the most brilliant minds on the planet just said that we human beings have a very short time remaining on this planet. Stephen Hawking , during a lecture on “The Origins of the Universe” at Britain’s Oxford University Union said:
“[W]e must … continue to go into space for the future of humanity. I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet,”
The scientist, according to Daily Planet has warned that we humans are using up Earth’s ecological resources at the rate that is faster than the rate at which it replenishes. During his lectures, Stephen Hawking also focused on creation myths, Einstein’s theory of relativity, and the fact that “the expansion of the universe was one of the most important discoveries of the 20th, or indeed any, century.”
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Hawking also talked about more space travel saying
“We must continue exploring space in order to improve our knowledge of humanity. We must go beyond our humble planet,”
His speech ended on an encouraging note, telling us that there is hope.
Remember to look up at the stars, not at your feet. Try to make sense of the wonder that is around you. No matter how difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and be good at.”
This is not the first time that Stephen Hawking came forward, warning us about our future and the future of the planet. According to him, pollution and overcrowding are the most pressing issues that this planet faces right at this moment. Other than that, the more immediate danger that the planet faces in the melting polar ice caps. Rising sea levels will increase the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, making the temperature go as high as 250 degrees centigrade, like in Venus.
Stephen Hawking was one of 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences who signed the open letter stating that US’ withdrawal from the Paris agreement would hurt the entire planet in the long run.