Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that Trump’s decision to pull US out of the Paris Climate Agreement could lead to irreversible climate change, and turn Earth into a hothouse planet like Venus. Last month, Trump announced that the US would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, which nearly 200 nations have agreed to fight global warming and pollution by reducing carbon emissions. He said the pact’s regulation could put “the US economy at stake.” But Hawking has warned that Trump’s decision could have dire consequences.
In an interview with the BBC News, Hawking said “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid. Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent if we act now. By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children.” The warnings come as Hawking celebrates his 75th birthday.