Stephen Hawking urges escape from Earth, says Trump isn't helping matters



Humanity's time on Earth is running out, according to Stephen Hawking.

At the Starmus Festival for science and arts in Norway, the famed physicist addressed the threat of climate change, stating that our best chance for survival is not here on Earth but instead spreading out in space and colonizing it.

Hawking's take on global warming is a pessimistic one since he says the planet is threatened in so many ways, he believes we must begin moving to other worlds within the next 200 years.

This news comes in light of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Hawking said the move might prove to be "the most serious and wrong decision on climate change this world has seen."

Hawking laid out an ambitious plan to leave the planet he fears is at high risk of being wiped out.

He's urging the world to come together to send astronauts to the moon by 2020 and create a moon colony in 30 years, which will then serve as a foothold for humanity to explore the stars and secure the future of human race.