“Stephen Hawking, the titan of cosmology who passed away at the age of 76, made his name hypothesizing about the past—all of it. However, he also had plenty to say about the future.Hawking had in recent years been convinced that humanity needs to get into space with a fair amount of urgency, because “spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves.”
In late 2016, Hawking reckoned humanity has about 1,000 years left on Earth. Half a year later, he cut that to 100 years, because of climate change, “overdue” asteroid strikes, excessive population growth, and the threat of epidemics. Oh, and nuclear or biological war.
What changed over those months to so drastically shorten humanity’s Earthbound future? Well, Donald Trump got elected as U.S. president, for one thing.
“We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action [pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement] could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulfuric acid,” Hawking said. ”
Research that I have done and summered regarding Stephen Hawking, the black hole and the climate change, are definitely the meeting point for my graphic novel.
As the illustrated video showed, it is an easy and appreciable way to examine an idea to a young audience, which it will be also for my graphic novel, I will express my idea, and be playful with that, the fun of it is to dont take ourself too seriously but express a serious idea by making it looking better and funnier than what actually it is.