Tesla and climate change
One of the companies I read about a lot is Tesla. It's amazing how they've revolutionized the car making industry by making electrical vehicles (EVs). Tesla understands that climate change is an urgent problem and that the world needs to take action.
We need to reduce CO2 emissions in order to reduce global warming (or better: global heating!). We need to find alternatives for fossil fuels and replace traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) cars. I'm glad Tesla takes the lead in pushing towards renewable energy. And for that reason I hope Tesla succeeds!
What I find troubling is that Tesla gets much negative attention in the news. I have a hard time understanding why. Is it the oil industry? The classic truck lovers? The short sellers? Jealous competitors? I really don't know. What I do know is that Tesla’s mission is "to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy". That makes me think those who want Tesla to fail simply oppose to that idea. And that, I don't get.
Of course I don't deny the controversy regarding Elon Musk. Reading his Twitter feed confuses me a well! However, I think I support most of his beliefs; climate change is huge and humanity must act, renewable energy is the way to go, technological advancement grows exponentially, AI is a threat, and autonomous driving is the future.
Tesla found a way to mass produce high quality EVs in a competitive market that's dominated by an oil lobbied industry. That takes a lot of courage, risk, and perseverance. Tesla's success is fascinating, historic, and amazing.
The amount of negative energy Tesla receives is insane. And that, I think, is not fair. If we want to do something about climate change, we should embrace companies like Tesla and promote the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
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