Hawking Warns Earth Could Become Like Venus

Posted on June 23, 2006

Stephen Hawking recently expressed his concerns about global warming while he was visiting China. China Daily reported that Hawking fears the Earth could become an overheated world that is toxic to life like the planet Venus.

Asked about the environment, Hawking, who suffers from a degenerative disease and speaks through a computerized voice synthesizer, said he was "very worried about global warming." He said he was afraid that Earth "might end up like Venus, at 250 degrees centigrade and raining sulfuric acid."
New reports continue to confirm that global warming is occuring. The latest says the Earth is the hottest it has been in 400 years. Fortunately, there is interest in learning more about the topic. Al Gore's book based on his film, An Inconvenient Truth, about global warming is climbing the bestseller list. Roger Ebert encouraged people to see the film.

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