​Hawking: Earth Doomed If We Ignore Planet Exploration​​

Stephen Hawking says Earth is doomed if humans give up on space exploration because the planet is unable to sustain life forever. The professor and gave a lecture at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute.

Hawking Earth Doomed

“We must continue to go into space for humanity. We won’t survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet,” he said through a machine that converts his facial movements into speech. He has made a case for humans to push forward in space travel.

Hawking, 71 toured Cedars-Sinai’s stem cell laboratory, which is studying how to slow Lou Gehrig’s disease’s progression. He was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s 50 years ago, and has lived longer than most others with the neurological disorder. That hasn’t stopped him from trying to understand the meaning of the universe, though.

“To understand the universe at the deepest level, we have to understand why is there something rather than nothing,” Hawking told those in attendance. “Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws, and not some other? I believe the answers to all of these things is M-theory.”

Hawking isn’t alone with his doomed theory. Scientists have been warning of Global Warming for years, stating that even a one-degree increase in the average temperature, if it comes rapidly, will push many species over the brink. Earh’s food production systems could also be seriously disrupted.