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 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.” Now, Hawking says we only have 100 years.
Hawking has frequently warned about the dangers threatening our survival, including nuclear war, genetically engineered viruses and artificial intelligence. According to the BBC’s media guide, he believes “climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth” have made Earth “increasingly precarious.”
So it isn’t just Guy McPherson who’s talking about near term human extinction (NTHE), as noted here before, and this isn’t the first time Hawking has called out the obvious which is WE’RE WRECKING OUR HOME, OUR PLANET, OUR HOST. So when does anyone with real power listen? When is something going to change? When will we launch the new paradigm?
You know, lots of people I talk to – who come from all walks of life and have hugely varying beliefs – think that humans deserve to go extinct….