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Elon Musk warns mass extinction: ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Elon Musk is warning people to get mentally ready for the world to end

On Monday, Elon Musk tweeted about mass extinction. According to the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, the end of the planet is “only a matter of time.” According to the 51-year-old entrepreneur, it was an asteroid called Chicxulub that killed out the dinosaurs. He cited a BBC piece about the asteroid. It’s just a matter of time until this occurs once again “Tweeted Musk.

The 1970 theory put up by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Luis Walter Alvarez and his geologist son Walter postulated that the Chicxulub asteroid, which struck the Earth 66 million years ago and caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, was the primary cause of the demise of the dinosaurs. Currently being tested by Musk is his starship, which will likely take people to Mars.

According the Founder of SpaceX, he hopes to send people to Mars within the next ten years. Despite being a planet that needs work, Mars has a lot of promise “he remarked. His post has raised one concern, though: How close is Earth to experiencing another major mass extinction? It is estimated that the planet earth was created 4.5 billion years ago. Five major extinctions have occurred since then on the globe. Given that billions of species are threatened by human-caused climate change, some ecologists contend that humankind has already entered its sixth major extinction event.

According to research by the Environment Agency (EA), 41% of England’s native plant and animal species have significantly declined, and 15% are in grave danger of becoming extinct. The leader of the body warned that irreparable harm to the biodiversity of the planet might lead to human extinction.

There were a number of predictions that the world will end in 2012. Niburu, another planet, was projected to crash with Earth. The sixth major extinction, known as the Holocene, predicts that enormous terrestrial mammals known as megafauna would start becoming extinct. At the beginning of the Holocene, there is disagreement.

Asteroid Chicxulub strikes the planet

Chicxulub Asteroid
Chicxulub asteroid hitting Earth (illustration)

The Yucatan peninsula was hit by a massive asteroid that wiped out 76% of the world’s species back when the dinosaurs ruled the planet. Elon Musk is certain that it is just a matter of time before a situation similar to this occurs. He shared a BBC piece on how animals overcame the dinosaurs as a result of this catastrophic occurrence, but he didn’t say when it may occur.

Elon Musk has been building several businesses that improve human existence for many years in an effort to outlive extinction. Taking people to Mars to populate is one of his most ambitious ambitions, but it’s possible that it won’t happen while he’s still alive.

Ecologists, however, are already sure that climate change is the primary cause of the sixth major extinction event that the planet is now experiencing. Over 30 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to floods in Pakistan that started only last week and have already claimed 1,000 lives.

The huge deluge that resembles a biblical occurrence has submerged a third of the whole nation. Even though the repercussions of climate change are being felt around the globe, relatively few people are speaking about them with the appropriate intensity. There are many climate change deniers who are hell-bent on attempting to quiet the obvious.

Source: MARCA, Opoyi

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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