Elon Musk wants more babies and more oil

Elon Musk wants more babies and more oil

During a conference in Norway, the billionaire considered “important to perpetuate civilization” and “to explore more” hydrocarbons in the country.

The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, himself the father of ten children, on Monday called on his contemporaries to do “more babiesbut also to exploit more oil and natural gas.

Believe me: the baby crisis is a big dealthe 51-year-old entrepreneur told reporters in Stavanger, southwest Norway, where he was due to attend an energy conference.

Yes, make more babies»

Asked about the biggest challenges facing the world, the founder of the American electric car manufacturer Tesla certainly cited the transition to renewable energies but he immediately continued on the birth rate, “one of (his) favorite preoccupations, perhaps less known“.

In Western societies as in extremely populated countries such as China, the birth rate is falling, mainly due to the aging of the population. “It’s important that people have enough babies to perpetuate civilization“, he said. “It is said that civilization could disappear with a boom or a moan. If we don’t have enough children, we will die in a moan (wearing) adult diapers. It will be depressing“, he added. “Yes, make more babies“, he concluded. “At least make enough babies to maintain the population. We don’t want the population to fall so low that we end up disappearing“.

“Explore more hydrocarbons in Norway”

Divorced three times, Elon Musk is the father of ten children, one of whom died at 10 weeks. One of them, a transgender girl, recently filed a formal request to change her surname along with her gender in order to sever all ties with her father. And the American press recently revealed that he had twins in November with a leader of Neuralink, a few weeks before the birth of Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, whom he had with the singer Grimes. She’s the little sister ofX Æ A-12“, a boy.

Arrived in Stavanger in his private jet, Elon Musk also felt that the planet still needed fossil fuel sources. “I think realistically we have to use oil and gas in the short term because otherwise civilization would collapse“, he said, “especially these days with the sanctions against Russia“. “It would be justified at this time to further exploreof hydrocarbons in Norway, he also estimated.

The largest producer of oil and natural gas in Western Europe, the Scandinavian country is now very much in demand by other European countries in the grip of an energy crisis and eager to break their dependence on Russian gas.

In favor of maintaining nuclear power plants

In addition to gas and oil, Elon Musk declared himself in favor of maintaining the nuclear center. “I think we really should keep nuclear power plants“, did he declare. “I know this may be an unpopular view in some quarters, but I think if you have a well-designed nuclear power plant, you shouldn’t shut it down“, added the businessman who said to himself”pro-nuclear“.

Several European countries, including Germany, Belgium and Sweden, have decided to phase out nuclear power even though several of them have decided or are considering postponing the closure of their power plants to alleviate the energy crisis currently affecting Europe. against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine. France, for its part, has closed its oldest plant, that of Fessenheim, as part of a reduction in the share of nuclear power in its energy mix, but the President Emmanuel Macron announced the future order, at an undetermined date, of at least six EPR reactors.

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