It is with much sadness that the announcement that the celebrated theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76.
Hailed as one of the greatest scientific minds of modern times, Hawking spent the latter stages of his life confined to a wheelchair as a result of paralysis from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a cruel twist of fate for a man of such brilliance.
Hawking was, however, more than a bit of a radical politically and as recently as last year claimed that President Trump had doomed humanity with his pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement. He also had previously called Trump a “demagogue” over his refusal to worship at the altar of the false religion of globalism.
R.I.P Stephen Hawking. There is no limit to your spirit. pic.twitter.com/sYwMdBqRye
— Science Channel (@ScienceChannel) March 14, 2018
Even as the world mourns the departed, it is being reported that among his final messages to humanity is that it is doomed and must find a way to leave Earth.
Humans must leave Earth in the next 200 years if we want to survive.
That was the stark warning issued by Professor Stephen Hawking in the months before his death today at the age of 76.
The legendary physicists believed that life on Earth could be wiped out by a disaster such as an asteroid strike, AI or an alien invasion.
He also warned over-population, human aggression and climate change could cause humanity to self-destruct.
He believed, if our species had any hope of survival, future generations would need to forge a new life in space.
One of Hawking’s main fears for the planet was global warming.
‘Our physical resources are being drained, at an alarming rate. We have given our planet the disastrous gift of climate change,’ Hawking warned in July.
‘Rising temperatures, reduction of the polar ice caps, deforestation, and decimation of animal species. We can be an ignorant, unthinking lot.’
Hawking said that Earth will one day look like the 460°C (860°F) planet Venus if we don’t cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Next time you meet a climate change denier, tell them to take a trip to Venus. I will pay the fare,’ Hawking quipped.
The physicist also believed President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement has doomed our planet.
He warned Trump’s decision would caused avoidable damage to our ‘beautiful planet’ for generations to come.
‘We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible,’ the celebrated scientist told BBC last year.
If global warming doesn’t wipe us out, Hawking believed Earth would be destroyed by an asteroid strike.
‘This is not science fiction. It is guaranteed by the laws of physics and probability,’ he said.
‘To stay risks being annihilated.
Pretty alarmist stuff, especially the asteroid but at least he no longer has to worry about it.