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Stephen Hawking Just Gave Trump Some Important Advice

Stephen Hawking is a very smart man — and the acclaimed physicist has no time for President Donald Trump’s opposition to climate science.

Hawking recently was recently interviewed on “Good Morning Britain” where he raised concerns about Trump’s stances on immigration and governance.

But his biggest concerns were about climate change.

“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face —and it’s one we can prevent,” Hawking said. “It affects America badly so tackling it should win votes for his second term. God forbid.”

When asked if he wanted anything relayed to President Trump, Hawking turned to the Environmental Protection Agency. “He should replace Scott Pruitt,” he said, Trump's pick to lead the agency he plans to gut, arguing the appointment of a climate-change denier is only good for the coal industry.

Hawking also expressed concern over how the president has sanctioned oil pipelines that will only ensure more fossil fuels are burned in the years to come.

It's views like that Hawking fears could impinge on any future plans to visit the United States.

“I would like to visit again and to talk to other scientists," Hawking added, "but I fear that I may not be welcome."

Trump’s views on climate change views are unpopular.

Just this month, polling firm Gallup reported that the majority of U.S. voters are worried about climate change and are convinced — unlike Trump or Pruitt — that it is chiefly caused by human activity.

Even Trump voters disagree with his views of climate change.

Trump’s supporters also think that climate change is a huge problem.

According to the Yale Program On Climate Change Communication, the majority of Trump voters “think global warming is happening.”

These voters also widely support clean energy, taxing pollution, and international action to address the warming planet.

Indeed, more Republicans are voicing concern about climate change. And last week, 19 House Republicans also formally called on their party to take action.

[H/T The New Republic]

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