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    The tech maverick is known to be an active user of Twitter, often announcing news from Tesla and SpaceX and sharing his personal views on current affairs.

    Tesla founder Elon Musk has once again surprised his Twitter followers Thursday when he suggested a $100mln prize for the “best” carbon capture technology. The billionaire did not provide any further details, saying that he will do so next week.

    ​Musk’s call on the social media platform was mostly met by a simple thought: planting more trees.

    ​Some users, however, pointed out that planting trees is not the answer, as they release CO2 once they die.

    ​Others suggested Musk spend his money on more important, from their point of view, things such as COVID-19 vaccines or ending hunger.

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    ​The technology of capturing carbon emissions is rather new and is considered to have big potential in terms of combating climate change. It is supposed to help regulate the temperature on Earth, thus stopping global warming. 

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