In his interview with Colbert, the billionaire tech guru explained his push for human life on Mars and how he plans to turn the freezing, “fixer-upper of a planet” into a habitable, Earth-like planet.
Musk said Mars would need to be warmed up and his ingenious quick solution to heat up the planet's average temperature of minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit would be “to drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles.”
"You're a super villain!" Colbert responded. "That's what a super villain does. Superman doesn't say, 'Let's drop thermonuclear bombs.' That's Lex Luthor, man."
Musk then explained the slow alternative — no less detrimental — that humans are all too familiar with.
“The slow way would be to release greenhouse gases like we are doing on Earth," Musk said, adding humans have a lot of experience releasing these harmful fumes.
Colbert pointed out we could surely export some of our greenhouse gases to the red planet so as to speed up the process.
Life on Mars could be more likely than you think, according to Musk, just as long as we start destroying the planet like we are doing with our own.
For the full interview, see the video below: