Elon Musk Continues To Talk About Climate Change & What We Need To Do
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Elon Musk talks about climate change and global warming. As we all know, Elon Musk is one of the most influential people in regard to using renewable energy and adding less co2 to atmosphere. In this speech, he talks about the future of climate change, in the video published on Sep. 25, 2021, “Audience Stunned when Elon Musk Predicts a Climate Change“, below:
These are thoughts of Elon Musk: Through climate change, 5%-10% of the land mass would be absorbed by water. About a third of the humanity lives right on the coastline, so there maybe 2 billion people being displaced and their homes being destroyed. Climate crisis is the most important issue facing humanity. It is important to accelerate humanity’s transition out of fossil fuel era due to extra carbon being added to the carbon cycle, (leading to the growing carbon in the oceans atmosphere over time) that cannot be absorbed by the ecosystem. We’re taking billions tons of carbon that’s been buried for hundreds of millions of years (that’s not been part of the carbon cycle) and adding it into the carbon cycle. Carbon parts per million (ppm) has been bouncing around the 300 level for around 10 million years. But in the last few hundred years, it went into a vertical climb. This recent vertical climb of carbon ppm is the essence of the problem and it presents extreme threat to humanity by temperature increase. We’ve designed civilization very sensitive to climate change because most people live very close to the ocean. Some low lying countries would be completely underwater in a climate crisis. It is inevitable that we will exit the fossil fuel era because at a certain point we will simply run out of carbon to mine and to burn. The question is when do we exit the era? The goal is to exit the era as quickly as possible. That means we have to move from the old goal (with the pre-industrial goal: move from chopping down forest and killing lots of whales to fossil fuel) to the new goal of move to a sustainable energy future, using hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear. We want to and need to use energy sources that will be good for a billion years. So, how do we transition from fossil fuels to sustainable era and what happens if we don’t. If we wait and delay the change, the best case is simply delaying that inevitable transition to sustainable energy. There is going to be no choice in the long term to move to sustainable energy because we will eventually run out of fossil fuel. The only thing we’d gain by slowing down the transition is slowing it down. The worst case is more displacement and destruction than all the wars in history combined. 3% of the scientists believe in the best case and 90% of the scientists believe in the worst case. It is the dumbest experiment in history if we do not try our best to slow down the climate change. We currently have a system that massively incentivize bad behavior. Government sets rules to incentivize good behavior. The best thing to do is to put a penalty on carbon CO2 creation or next best, not as good, is to provide an incentive for electric vehicles and for sustainable energy generation. The greater the incentive, the faster the good behavior will happen. It’s very important that we take action today to recognize that we are making a very significant change to the chemical constituency of the atmosphere and the oceans and one that is almost impossible to reverse. We want to be able to look back these days in the future and be able to say that we did the actions that were right.
We are going to see significant rises in temperature and sea level. About a third of the humanity lives on coastline. That means about 2 billion people will be displaced and their homes and country will be gone. We all need to take actions to reduce carbon emissions, to slow down climate change, to encourage all governments to set up policies to incentivize right behavior.
RE:TV was launched by The Prince of Wales. To begin Climate Week NYC 2020, The Prince of Wales has announced the launch of RE:TV, a new global platform for compelling films and articles by the SMI, showcasing solutions from around the world to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future, in the video published on Sep. 21, 2020, “The Prince of Wales launches RE:TV“, below:
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