Prof Hawking said the action could put Earth onto a path that turns it into a hothouse planet like Venus.
He also feared aggression was “inbuilt” in humans and that our best hope of survival was to live on other planets.The Cambridge professor spoke exclusively to BBC News to coincide with his 75th birthday celebrations.
I don’t know about you but I find it utterly devastating to believe that humans can (will?) ruin this incredibly beautiful, full of life, diverse planet. Horrified, sickening, and full on depressing is what Hawking’s statements render in me. And here’s the thing – I believe he believes we’re already past the tipping point and that is why he thinks we need to evacuate to a new host.
What have we done?