Elon Musk has always been a firm supporter of climate science. Scroll down to read the quotes, or watch his 2016 talk on climate change at the Sorbone.
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"If you have something where you have an unpriced externality so that you have the case of the CO2 capacity of the oceans and atmosphere priced very close to zero then any government action to increase the price above zero reduces the error in the economy. I’m getting sort of esoteric in economics here, so what they should actually be opposed to is anything that increases the error in the economy, a pricing information error. So pricing carbon, if you believe in global warming, does not increase the price of the error it decreases the price of the error." (July 29, 2016 | Source)
"With respect to some of the other elements for solar panels and EVs, the big issue we have is that in reality if you accept the scientific consensus every oil burning activity is subsidized, dramatically. If you believe there is a value to the CO2 capacity of the atmosphere and oceans and that CO2 capacity is not being paid for by the price at the gas pump or the coal that is being burned for electricity generation or whatever its use may be then every single fossil fuel burning activity is massively subsidized. This has become sort of an ideological issue because there are people who think that global warming is not true. So if you believe it is not true then it is a subsidy for sustainable energy. If you believe it is true then all we are doing is trying to match the inherent subsidy for fossil fuels, match that on the sustainable energy side." (July 29, 2016 | Source)
"[We need to] put the correct price on carbon because we currently have an error in the economy which misprices carbon at zero." (May 31, 2016 | Source)
“We must achieve a sustainable energy economy or we will run out of fossil fuels to burn and civilization will collapse.” (July, 2016 | Source)
"We are going to exit the fossil fuel era. It is inevitable." (October 14, 2015 | Source)
"We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe." (April 22, 2013 | Source)
“Burning oil is like taking furniture from your house and setting it on fire for heat.”
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