OXFORD, United Kingdom (NEWS10) – Physicist Stephen Hawking warned that we may only have 1,000 years left on Earth during a lecture at the University of Cambridge this week.
According to Daily Express, Hawking says our only hope is to find another habitable planet.
During his hour-long speech, Hawking said that “Earth’s cataclysmic end may be hastened by humankind, which will continue to devour the planet’s resources at unsustainable rates.”
Hawking says that we must continue exploring space in order to improve our knowledge of humanity.
Since 2009, NASA has been looking for Earth-like planets for humans to colonize.