According to the head of SpaceX, another mass extinction on Earth is only a matter of time.
The owner of SpaceX, Elon Musk, warns us that the terrible event of mass extinction, which happened 66 million years ago when the dinosaurs died out, is close, writes Express.
The world’s richest man has said that a mass extinction could soon occur that will wipe out the entire human race. In the entire history of the Earth, which is about 4.5 billion years, there have been 5 mass extinctions on our planet. Together, these extinctions took 2.8 million years, and as a result of these events, 75% of all living things on Earth disappeared.
The most famous mass extinction event on Earth, and so far the last catastrophe of this magnitude, is the mass extinction of 76% of animals, including the dinosaurs, after an asteroid impact 66 million years ago.
Elon Musk shared an article about this mass extinction on his Twitter account and wrote that it will happen again and it’s just a matter of time. It is not yet known exactly when Elon Musk expects the asteroid to fall, or what exactly will cause the mass extinction of all life on the planet.
It should also be remembered that Musk is an ardent supporter of the mass colonization of Mars. The billionaire believes that humanity can be saved from a global catastrophe on Mars. Musk has previously stated that he plans to send several million people to Mars in the next decade.
Elon Musk is pinning his main hopes on making his dream come true with his new launch vehicle Starship. According to Musk, this rocket will help bring the first colonists to Mars and will also be the main vehicle for interplanetary flights. Given that this rocket is reusable, Musk’s plans don’t sound like science fiction at all.
At the same time, regarding the mass extinction, some scientists are already saying that the sixth mass extinction on earth has already started. This is due to climate change, as a result of which billions of species of living things on the planet may disappear.
Also, ecologists and biologists from Great Britain have already announced this year that biodiversity is now suffering significant losses, which will eventually lead to the death of the human race. According to scientists, this scenario is expected in the near future.
For example, according to environmentalists, only in England during 50 years there was a significant reduction of species of flora and fauna. They even name 41%. At the same time, another 15% of animal and plant species in the region will soon disappear.
According to James Bevan, head of the British Environment Agency, everything in nature is interdependent. If there is a biodiversity crisis among animals and plants, it will lead to the disappearance of not only flora and fauna, but also the entire human race. Scientists believe that, for example, in England alone, 25% of all mammals are under threat.
As for the infamous mass extinction 66 million years ago, a recent study suggests that it was caused by not one, but two asteroids.
If Elon Musk sees Mars as a potential planet for future human habitation, NASA is now focused on the Moon. August 29 was supposed to be the first launch of the world’s most powerful rocket with a spacecraft that would circle the moon for the first time in 50 years.