PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking has come out as the latest big name to condemn US President Donald Trump for his impact on the globe.
Mr Hawking slammed Mr Trump for pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Change agreement which his predecessor Barack Obama and most world leaders had signed up to.
Speaking at the Starmus science festival in Norway, Mr Hawking said: “I am not denying the importance of fighting climate change and global warming, unlike Donald Trump, who may just have taken the most serious, and wrong, decision on climate change this world has seen.”
The remark came as he gave a lecture on why the human race will have to find a new planet to live on outside our solar system in the next 200 to 500 years because Earth “will become inhospitable”.
He said this was down to over population, resources being used up, and the impact of climate change.
He also said our days were numbered due to the risk from rogue asteroids hitting Earth.
Stephen Hawking said we would have to take plants and animal species from Earth to set up new ecosystems – but even the closest possible contender was 4.5 light years away, and may already be occupied by aliens.
He said how, despite travelling through space for 40 years, NASA’s Voyager space probe had only last year left our solar system and ventured into interstellar space, with it unknown what it will discover.
He said of where Voyager is going: “If there are any alien beings there today they remain blissfully ignorant of the rise of Donald Trump.”