Physicist Stephen Hawking: Trump’s climate change decisions ‘could push the Earth over the brink’

Professor Stephen Hawking strongly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his decision to pull America out of the Paris agreement on climate change. “By denying the evidence for climate change and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet,” he told BBC News.
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World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking harshly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday during an interview with BBC News. According to Hawking, Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement will most likely cause irreversible damage.

The professor explained: “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees and raining sulphuric acid.”

“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent if we act now,” Hawking continued. “By denying the evidence for climate change and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world for us and our children.”

Hawking did not sound optimistic about the chances of solving the world’s environmental problems and claimed that the days of the human race on Earth are numbered. “I fear evolution has inbuilt greed and aggression to the human genome,” he said. “There is no sign of conflict lessening, and the development of militarized technology and weapons of mass destruction could make that disastrous. The best hope for the survival of the human race might be independent colonies in space.”



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