Elon Musk says that the chance of a nuclear war is rising quickly
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, said on Sunday that as the Russian invasion of Ukraine goes on, there is a greater chance that the world could go to war.
Musk wrote, "The chance of a nuclear war is rising quickly," in response to a tweet that mentioned him and praised the billionaire's idea to calm down the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
In the original tweet, Twitter user Max Tegmark wrote, "Here's why I think there's now a one-in-six chance of an imminent global #NuclearWar, and why I appreciate @elonmusk and others calling for de-escalation."
Tegmark tweeted a link to a blog post in which he wrote about hypothetical situations in which Russia escalates tensions and how NATO and the West might respond.
In recent weeks, Ukrainian forces have made a number of successful moves against the Russian army in the south of Ukraine. This is part of the country's ongoing efforts to regain some of its territory. Some of Ukraine's other successes came from its counteroffensive operations in places like eastern Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donetsk.
But people are still worried that Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, could use nuclear weapons. Recently, President Joe Biden warned about the risk of "Armageddon" and said that the Russian leader "is not kidding" about using nuclear weapons.
"We haven't been worried about Armageddon since [President John] Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis," Biden said at a fundraiser in New York. "There is a direct threat that nuclear weapons will be used if things keep going the way they are."
Putin has said before that Moscow will protect itself with "all available means." Even though he hasn't said that his country will launch a nuclear attack, he has said many times that he will respond to threats that threaten the existence of his country. Last month, Putin said that 300,000 reservists would fight in Ukraine as part of a "partial mobilization."