Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, shared in Norway earlier today that gas and oil are currently needed to prevent civilizations from crumbling.
Elon Musk has figured some things out. He’s figured out how to be the world’s richest man, so that is something. He also can see that the world currently needs oil and gas and anything to the contrary in nuts. Musk even shared that oil and gas are needed to avoid civilization from crumbling.
According to the Business Insider:
Elon Musk said the world still needs oil and gas in order to avoid civilization from crumbling, Reuters reported.
He made the comments at an oil and gas conference in Stavanger, Norway and also mused on climate change, renewable energy, and population decline.
“Realistically I think we need to use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilization will crumble,” Musk told delegates, per Reuters.
“One of the biggest challenges the world has ever faced is the transition to sustainable energy and to a sustainable economy. That will take some decades to complete.”
Musk tweeted last week how countries should be considering nuclear energy as well.
Countries should be increasing nuclear power generation! It is insane from a national security standpoint & bad for the environment to shut them down.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 26, 2022
Musk’s thoughts differ from that of the Biden/Obama Climate Czar who says we need to get rid of oil and gas for good and stop drilling in the US despite record high gas prices. In June FOX News reported on Kerry.
Twitter users reacted to Biden climate czar John Kerry’s assertions that the U.S. “absolutely” does not need to drill for more oil and gas amid an ongoing energy crisis and record-high gas prices, lambasting him for being “out of touch” and for prompting a strategy that is not “feasible.”
Kerry, speaking at an event hosted by the University of Southern California’s Center of Public Diplomacy last Friday, railed against fossil fuels, saying that energy security concerns are “driving” complaints that the U.S. needs to perform more domestic drilling and return to coal.
“No, we don’t,” he said. “We absolutely don’t. And we have to prevent a false narrative from entering into this…”
Most sane people would side with Musk over Kerry on this one.