I provided a few quotes I found relevant for my writing by Elon Musk from his Rocket Man book yesterday, and today I have a few quotes of his on the environment, quite relevant for my theory of everything (a la Hawking cosmology) including all human history attempt a couple of blogs ago.
With reference to my assertion that we humanity can only naturally live for long in a narrow band of troposphere on this planet, and that we seem to be doing our best to poison, kill and strip it (I’d read Musk before writing it, and it may have inspired it a little, but I think Musk’s views just reiterated what I already knew and believed, but with more scientific knowledge); but many countries have now set targets to go electric on the roads, with the U.K. date 2040, while Norway is 2025, as well as targeting zero deforestation, inspiring a tweet from Musk reported in the Independent:
Geosciences, p. 73: ‘… don’t understand that there’s a surface carbon cycle, but if you dig stuff up from deep underground and add it to the surface carbon cycle, that fundamentally changes the chemical equilibrium of the surface of the Earth.’
Carbon Tax Opponents, p. 78: ‘… they’re using tactics that are very similar to what the tobacco industry used for many years…’
Solar Power, p. 79: ‘… the world is almost entirely solar powered already. If the sun wasn’t there, we’d be a frozen ice ball at 3 degrees Kelvin. The sun powers the entire system of precipitation. The whole eco-system is solar powered… You could power the entire United States with about 150 to 200 square kilometres of solar panels… Take a corner of Utah…’
Apologies to any good salt-of-the-Earth people working in the carbon industry, such as the miners I vehemently supported in the 1980s U.K. miners’ strike, but I hope clean air jobs will replace those lost; and for British lefties that Musk doesn’t fit into the J.C.-style flower-power Cavalier Revolutionary Brand!