Renowned clever clogs and respected astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has revealed exactly how long our species has to ‘escape Earth’ if we want humanity to survive.
According to Doctor Hawking we only have 200 to 500 years to find a new planet to live on or our species faces extinction from threats too big and numerous to deal with.
Speaking at the Starmus Festival in Trondheim, Norway, Hawking called for nations to re-ignite their space exploration programs and build a moon base by 2020 before heading out to Mars in 2025.
Spreading out into space will completely change the future of humanity. I hope it would unite competitive nations in a single goal, to face the common challenge for us all.
A new and ambitious space programme would excite [young people], and stimulate interest in other areas, such as astrophysics and cosmology.
Hawking also admitted that the Earth is facing so many threats that he struggles to remain positive.
The internationally celebrated scientist claims that the ‘disastrous gift of climate change’ has ruined our planet with resource shortages, rising temperatures, deforestation, and the extinction of animal species being just some of the issues we face.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Hawking claims that one of the few options left to man is to spread out into space and says he’s convinced humans need to leave Earth.
Hawking also slammed President Donald Trump, saying that the president has made a serious and wrong decision in pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
In the past Hawking has claimed that asteroid strikes, epidemics, over-population and climate change could potentially cause the fall of mankind and he’s suggested that humanity leave the planet before.
Only last year Hawking said that humanity wouldn’t last another 1,000 years on this ‘fragile’ Earth and that exploring the galaxy for other habitable planets was our only salvation.