Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX and the Chairman of SolarCity dreaming to send people to Mars considers that we do not need ecologically motivated reason for the transfer of the ecologically clean energy. It is possible that one day we will exhaust all the oil. Why should we discover that we destroy the world in this way if there is an alternative?
‘If we do not find a solution to oil burning for the transport, it will be over, economies collapse and society comes to an end, - Musk said in his conversation with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson this week. – If we are aware that inevitably we will exhaust oil, why do we continue with this insane experiment on changing chemical composition of the atmosphere and the oceans by adding big amount of carbon dioxide that was buried there before the Cambrian era? This is crazy. It is the most stupid experiment in the history for this moment.’
‘Can you imagine the experiment more stupid?’ – Tyson was surprised.
‘Honestly, I cannot,’ answered Musk.
Musk plans to create a factory with its own charging stations SolarCity that will be supply batteries for the electric cars and will represent ultimate financial interest in the future of the ecologically clean energy. Musk intends to produce clean energy as long as he realizes that fossil fuels not only pollute the world, but also one day will be over.
He is most probably right. Obviously, if we continue to pump up carbon dioxide and other emissions into the air with the same regularity, something disastrous might happen.
Possibly, the sea level will be raised, the oceans will be oxidized, the weather will become unbearable as well as the heat, forest fires and drought will spread over. Perhaps, it will not happen soon, perhaps it will never happen.
Jason Koebler from Motherboard tells that the comments of Musk reminded him of the time when he visited other supporter of the clean energy who apparently had a few concern of the impact of burned fuel to the environment. We do not know him well, but Roscoe Bartlett has been one of the pioneers of the space race, worked in the IBM in his youth and became 20-years old congressman of the USA from Maryland.
Today he is 88 years old and he lives unknown somewhere in the Western Virginia. He has been the first congressman who drove Prius, his house was based exceptionally on the sun energy, and while the water he was drinking he pumped independently. Bartlett remained conservative, he was not really concerned whether climate changes due to the people or if it changes at all.
When Koebler visited his residence last year, Bartlett told him about his life and that in 1957 he was inspired by Hyman Rickover, a Navy admiral, who played an important role in the development of nuclear submarines. ‘Our civilization is based on the technological base that needs enormous amount of resource-type fuel, - said Rickover. - Simple fact of limitedness of the fuel, exact period of time within which it will be accessible, plays a singular important role: the longer it will be there, the more time we have for finding the new renewed energy resources and change of our economics that should be moved to this direction.’
Bartlett spent significant part of his life promoting alternative types of fuel. Not because he cared of environment, but he realized that the American scientists and the business could be more profitable, having invented something new and better. They have means, financial motivation and necessity to move to the clean energy.
Musk knows this and everyone abroad is aware. We know from the school time that oil will be over one day. Why would not we finalize this experiment that leads to the inevitable death, but find something else?
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