No, billionaires won’t "escape" to space while the world burns | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

Salon logo

No, billionaires won’t "escape" to space while the world burns

9 mins | Jul 15, 2021
story image
The plutocrat space race is not serious. The billionaire battle to conquer outer space intensified this week as Richard Branson visited low Earth days before Jeff Bezos. But are they really trying to escape climate change? Science writer Sim Kern argues that the rich escaping Earth for a space utopia is merely a trope in fiction in this lifetime.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started