Interestingly, the article fails to mention why Steven Hawking feels we only have 1000 years to get off this planet, or indeed why we need to, besides mentioning that it's fragile.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -