Stephen Hawking reckons that Armageddon could be just around the corner and there is only one course of action to ensure the survival of the human race.
The world-renowned astrophysicist is something of an authority when it comes to matters of this ilk, so the latest warning offered up as part of his new upcoming BBC documentary series, Expedition New Earth, is probably worth heeding.
According to Hawking, mankind has just 100 years left before things start to go wrong on Earth and there is only one way to ensure our survival.
The Oxford graduate reckons that, in order to ensure humans continue to exist, steps must be taken to seek out and colonise another planet capable of sustaining life.
Part of a series focused primarily on how such a scenario would play out, it would be easy to take Hawking’s warning with a pinch of salt.
But with the US returning to more fossil-fuel based energy sources and China still an ongoing concern, pollution could definitely make his prediction a reality.
Then there’s the ongoing threat of potential nuclear Armageddon posed by North Korea and, yet again, the US.
And there’s always a chance an asteroid could hit the planet at any moment – a few have come close before.
But other than that, there’s probably nothing to worry about. Sweet dreams.