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Physicist Stephen Hawking in 2017 reasserted his view that humans must become an interstellar species in the near future or risk “being annihilated”. “The Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive,” the professor said in a speech given via video link to the Starmus science conference in Trondheim, Norway. Hawking has previously predicted that climate change, epidemics and population growth all pose major threats to our survival on Earth. In November of 2016, he said humans would need to find a new planet within the next thousand years.