Stephen Hawking thinks it’s time to ditch this dying planet

The list of things Stephen Hawking is known for is pretty long. He’s a world renowned physicist and cosmologist who has done groundbreaking work on general relativity and black holes, and — more importantly — gave us hope that there is a parallel universe where Zayn Malik is still in One Direction (and thank God for that). But Hawking’s been talking about something else lately, and frankly, it’s a hell of a lot less fun than boy bands.Speaking to the U.K.’s Radio Times, Hawking said it’s a “near certainty” that we’ll destroy our planet beyond repair in the next few millennia. “Although the chance of a disaster on planet Earth in a given year may be quite low,” Hawking said, “it adds up over time, becoming a near certainty in the next thousand or…


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