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Elon Musk says humanity is currently running "the dumbest experiment in history" by continuing to burn fossil fuels.


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People are running "the dumbest experiment in history" by continuing to burn fossil fuels, Elon Musk said in an interview earlier this year with Wait But Why's Tim Urban.

As Musk explained:

"The greater the change to the chemical composition of the physical, chemical makeup of the oceans and atmosphere [due to increased carbon emissions], the greater the long-term effect will be.

"Given that at some point they'll run out anyway, why run this crazy experiment to see how bad it'll be? We know it's at least some bad, and the overwhelming scientific consensus is that it'll be really bad."

Here's the full article:

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/06/how-tesla-will-change-your-life.html

Top Reddit comment:

We're gambling, not experimenting. And that's a lot worse.

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