SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made the grim prediction in response to a discussion of mass extinction events, the most famous of which by far is when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
According to the billionaire businessman all species on Earth will eventually be wiped out due to the expansion of the Sun.
Musk tweeted: “There is a 100% chance of extinction of all species due to the expansion of the sun, unless humanity makes life multi-planetary.”
Along the same lines, the solution he proposes is to undertake the search for a new host planet that meets the needs of humanity.
The businessman’s words arise as a result of an investigation carried out by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in which it is revealed that the Earth has lost between 150,000 and 260,000, that is between 7.5% and 13%, of the total of the two million known species in a period of five centuries, heading for the sixth mass extinction of global biodiversity.
The truth is that far from looking at the Universe in search of a new home, the forces should be in improving the planet that can already house us, looking for real solutions that protect and care for the environment, together with animals in danger of extinction.