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The end of the world will come within 600 years as overpopulation will cause Earth to become a blazing ball of fire, according to Stephen Hawking.  Professor Hawking sent a dire forecast for the future of humanity, telling the Tencent WE Summit Earth will be destroyed by 2600. The 75-year old said overpopulation will lead to an unsustainable amount of energy consumption which will ultimately finish

in the end of the world. The theoretical physicist said the world’s population has been growing exponentially for the last 40 years and it “cannot continue into the next millennium”. He said: “By the year 2600, the world’s population would be standing shoulder to shoulder, and the electricity consumption would make the Earth glow red-hot. READ MORE