As far as I am concerned the theory of evolution is one of the most laughable viewpoints ever devised!
Having said that, Hawking is an evolutionist which makes this “sky-is-falling” screech so ridiculous. Has he forgot his own evolution story of our Earth?
1. Earth has been hotter in the past!
2. Death of species is a normal occurrence in evolution so what if mankind dies off—evolution-wise—no big deal! (I hope proponents of evolution realize that this isn’t a “cold” sentiment, evolution has no “value” system, it is just a made-up thing by us)
3. Earth survived impacts of meteors, one which is accepted as causing a major dinosaur extinction.
Evolution is about change anyway—valueless movement of atoms and molecules striving for combinations which may endure for awhile, but may not! On and on and on!
With that in mind, even if the Earth did become like Venus, as far as the evolutionary scheme things is concerned—it is just another event! if evolution could become personified and would utter a reaction to Hawking’s scenario, it may be something like this: “Oh well!” Next!
But even in their own story!!!! and given what they claim is our history, the conclusion that allowing a few extra carbon dioxide atoms in the atmosphere–and withdrawing from an climate agreement which did very little anyhow—those things will somehow push planet Earth into a Venus-type planet!!! Talking about hyperbole, except he probably really believes it and because of that others will probably as well!
Now I am nowhere near as smart as Hawking, but I am smart enough to know that what he thinks is going to happen—AIN’T!