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Obama praises Paris climate deal despite Trump’s withdrawal

Climate scientists and policy experts are criticizing famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking for arguing President Donald Trump’s policies would push the Earth “over the brink” towards runaway global warming.”Trump’s decision could be a final straw for our planet, Hawking said, pushing the globe “over the brink, to become like Venus” – a planet that scientists think was left a boiling sphere surrounded by sulphuric cloud by a runaway greenhouse effect”. Speaking to BBC News prior to a cosmology conference being held at the University of Cambridge this week in honor of his 75 birthday, Hawking said that Trump’s decision could cause irrevocable harm to the planet.The study, aimed at debunking the claims made by climate change skeptics, found there wasn’t much discrepancy between temperatures measured high above or on the Earth’s surface.Hawking also feared the “inbuilt” aggression in humans, paired with new militarized technology and weapons of mass destruction.Trump announced June 1 that the US would no longer participate in the global carbon emissions-cutting deal, but that he would seek to renegotiate the 195-nation accord.”The best hope for the survival of the human race might be independent colonies in space”, he said.Hawking called climate change one of the great dangers facing humanity but said that quick action could mitigate its impact. “But even in the absence of American leadership, even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future, I’m confident that our states, cities and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got”. Plus Guterres also said that despite its exit from the deal, the United States could still meet the targets that were laid out in the Paris agreement.