The Canadian Press
August 10, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Stephen Hawking is suggesting the survival of the human race will likely depend on changing neighbourhoods and moving to another planet.
The famed physicist says in the centuries ahead, it will be hard for Earthlings to avoid a disaster of biblical proportion on their home turf, and he recommends they avoid putting all their eggs in one basket â€“ or planet.
Hawking writes on the website BigThink.com that he sees great dangers ahead for the human race, noting such close calls as the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
He warns about a ballooning population using up the Earth’s finite resources and the growing ability of humans to alter their environment for good, or ill.