by Graham Pierrepoint
Pack Your Bags for a Hot Trip...
Climate change remains one of the biggest concerns that is still hotly debated the world over. The globe is warming up and the evidence is fairly clear – though exactly what can be to blame, and even the fact that global warming and climate change is on the horizon at all, is still up for debate. Many have accused the likes of US President Donald Trump of being among the deniers – he has had past form in claiming that such fears were ‘invented by the Chinese’, and has motioned to move away from the Paris Climate Change agreement – and while many world figureheads remain united on the fact that we need to try and protect our planet, the burning issue remains that we need to come to a general consensus if we are going to provide any effective long-term resolution.
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Professor Stephen Hawking is among those who are greatly concerned about the future of the planet, and much of this revolves around the threat of global warming – and he, too, is increasingly concerned about the presence of such lack of belief in gases heating up the Earth. Hawking spoke via recent podcast (Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places) to state how similar Venus is to Earth in terms of the gases that are building up and are taking their toll on the planets’ respective climates. “She’s almost the same size of Earth, a touch closer to the sun, she has an atmosphere,” mused Hawking, pointing out the stark similarities between the celestial bodies. He has expressed a keen desire to try and change the minds of those who genuinely deny climate change – and if this means paying for them to visit Venus, he will fund it!
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Hawking has fought for climate change awareness and action for considerable years now and has been vocal about decisions made by the US President regarding the future of environmental policy in this regard. “Trump’s action could push Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees – and raining sulphuric acid,” he advised the BBC. Two things are for certain – Hawking remains one of the leading brains in uncovering the universe’s biggest mysteries – and the world is certainly getting hotter – meaning it is certainly time to start discussing the bigger, scarier picture.
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