Is Earth Venus' kissing cousin? That's what famed physicist Stephen Hawking said in the second episode of "Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places." He also said he'd pay to send climate deniers to Venus to experience what Earth will be like in 100 years if we don't turn things around fast enough. "Venus is like Earth in so many ways," said Hawking. "A sort of kissing cousin."
Why the sudden focus on Venus? Hawking says the Earth will heat up to 460°C (860°F) -- the same as Venus -- if we don't get a grasp on climate change soon.
Hawkings cited that Earth's lifespan was drastically cut short when President Trump decided to withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and that he'd personally pay for science deniers to take a trip to Venus to experience its brutal clouds of sulphuric acid and an atmosphere with so much pressure it's "enough to crush a submarine."
On Thursday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat discussed Hawkings' dire warning for mankind and climate change, a pet peeve of Pat's.