Irony alert! Stephen Hawking is about to travel on a carbon fueled rocket into space... And he's also publicly complaining about Trump's global warming policy.
Stephen Hawking is heading into space aboard billionaire businessman Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship. During an interview with Good Morning Britain, the 75-year-old physicist said he never dreamed of fulfilling his "ultimate ambition" of flying into space until Branson offered him a spot. Neat!
And in that very same interview the famed professor also shared his thoughts on President Donald Trump, saying he no longer feels welcome in the U.S. under the current administration. Hawking said he was concerned about Trump's environmental policy and recommended he remove Scott Pruitt from his role as head of the Environment Protection Agency. After all, we gotta protect the environment, right?
Okay, fine - then cancel your trip to space. Nothing uses as much carbon credits as a space ship. All the SUVs in the world aren't gonna burn as much fuel as a rocket to space and Stephen Hawking knows that better than anyone. Is he kidding?
Stephen, if you're so concerned about carbon emissions, prove it! Politely decline Richard Branson's space trip offer for the good of the Earth. Otherwise you're a hypocrite and a liar. For being such a genius, Stephen Hawking sure is stupid.