Posted BY: Joe Hoft

Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, shared in Norway earlier today that gas and oil are currently needed to prevent civilizations from crumbling. 

Elon Musk has figured some things out.  He’s figured out how to be the world’s richest man, so that is something.  He also can see that the world currently needs oil and gas and anything to the contrary in nuts.  Musk even shared that oil and gas are needed to avoid civilization from crumbling.

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According to the Business Insider:

Elon Musk said the world still needs oil and gas in order to avoid civilization from crumbling, Reuters reported.

He made the comments at an oil and gas conference in Stavanger, Norway and also mused on climate change, renewable energy, and population decline.

“Realistically I think we need to use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilization will crumble,” Musk told delegates, per Reuters.

“One of the biggest challenges the world has ever faced is the transition to sustainable energy and to a sustainable economy. That will take some decades to complete.”

Musk tweeted last week how countries should be considering nuclear energy as well.

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