To find a solution that stops global warming, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, offers a donation of $100 million to the best technology that is capable of capturing carbon.
Shortly after the announcement via his Twitter account, Elon Musk assured that more details about this challenge would be known next week.
At the moment, its specifications are not known; But given the payoff, it’s one of the biggest environmental issues. And one that can help promote technological advances on carbon.
Elon Musk’s interest in finding a technology that eliminates carbon emissions has to do with what is the main threat of climate change. Carbon emissions are responsible for global warming, and practically most of the current efforts are focused on reducing them, but not on eliminating them.
Elon Musk’s influence could help fuel the international community’s interest in the importance of this fight following the announcement of such monetary compensation.
We will see if the CEO of Tesla manages to awaken the community’s ambition to develop a different technology against carbon.