“Am donating $100M in direction of a prize for greatest carbon-capture expertise,” the SpaceX and Tesla chief introduced on Twitter Thursday (Jan. 21). “Particulars subsequent week,” he added in one other tweet.
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It is no massive shock that Musk needs to enhance and lengthen such tech. The billionaire entrepreneur has lengthy warned concerning the risks of local weather change, calling humanity’s heavy reliance on greenhouse-gas-producing fossil fuels “the dumbest experiment in human historical past.” And, after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris local weather pact in 2017, Musk resigned from a number of presidential advisory councils in protest. (The U.S. simply received again within the Paris settlement, due to an govt order signed by President Joe Biden.)
Musk additionally has a canine within the climate-change struggle, economically talking. Tesla is an electric-car maker, in spite of everything, and it has a solar-power firm (SolarCity) as a subsidiary.
Musk can definitely afford to make investments on the $100 million scale as effectively. He not too long ago displaced Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest individual. Thanks largely to Tesla’s hovering inventory worth, Musk is at the moment value greater than $185 billion, based on media studies.
Mike Wall is the writer of “Out There” (Grand Central Publishing, 2018; illustrated by Karl Tate), a guide concerning the seek for alien life. Observe him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Observe us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Fb.