NewserStephen Hawking is afraid he might be persona non grata in America, reports the Guardian, due to the Trump administration's views on the environment and British cosmologist's past criticism of those views. 

In a conversation Monday with ITV's Good Morning Britain, Hawking said the US has swung "to a right-wing, more authoritarian approach," including the new government's January freeze on EPA hiring and information dissemination—which Hawking roundly denounced, per CNBC.

"I would like to visit again and to talk to other scientists, but I fear that I may not be welcome," he says. He adds President Trump should dump EPA chief Scott Pruitt, noted for his skepticism toward climate change, which Hawking calls "one of the great dangers" the world is dealing with.

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