Proof that even smart people can come up with stupid ideas, from USA Today:

It’s no secret that physicist Stephen Hawking thinks humans are running out of time on planet Earth.

In a new BBC documentary, Hawking will test his theory that humankind must colonize another planet or perish in the next 100 years. The documentary Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth, will air this summer as part of BBC’s Tomorrow’s World season and will showcase that Hawking’s aspiration “isn’t as fantastical as it sounds,” according to BBC.

There is no place in our solar system suitable for colonization, and no way to get to any suitable planet outside our solar system. However I would be in favor of a one way colonization of say Mars provided the settlers consist of the staff and leadership of the United Nations.