The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, took to social networks to comment on the shocking new study which revealed that Earth is experiencing a sixth mass extinction.
Musk believes that there is a solution to prevent the extinction of human species and shared his take with his more than 70.6 million followers on Twitter.
“There is a 100 [percent] chance of “all” species extinction due to expansion of the sun,” wrote Musk. “Unless humanity makes life multiplanetary.”
The study warning of a sixth mass extinction
Published by Biological Reviews, the research for the study was led by biologists from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France.
Experts warn that the sixth mass extinction is already underway and has been caused entirely by human beings and their activities, recalling that the five previous extinctions of biodiversity were caused by natural phenomena.
“Including invertebrates was key to confirming that we are indeed witnessing the onset of the Sixth Mass Extinction in Earth’s history,” said Robert Cowie, lead author of the study and research professor at the UH Manoa Pacific Biosciences Research Center in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).
Since the year 1500, the Earth may already have lost between 7.5 and 13 percent of its two million known species.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is confident that humans will end up living on other planets. Speaking at the Ignatius Forum in Washington D.C back in November, Bezos expressed his belief that people will be born in space and that Earth will be a vacation destination for human beings in the future.
“Over centuries, many people will be born in space,” Bezos declared.
“It will be their first home. They will be born on these colonies, live on these colonies, then they’ll visit Earth the way you would visit, you know, Yellowstone National Park.”