Sep 29, 2017

Elon Musk wants to go to any city on earth in under an hour

Elon Musk's vision for a colony on Mars. Photo: Elon Musk via Instagram

Elon Musk outlined his latest vision for going to Mars, showing the rocket he hopes will travel to the red planet as early as 2022, with possible manned missions by 2024. The same rockets, he said, could transport people from any city on earth to any other city in under an hour.

The bottom line: Hugely optimistic timelines are a Musk trademark, so take it with a grain of salt. Still, who else dreams this big?

Here are some tweets from Musk and SpaceX, along with a concept video of earth-to-earth travel.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.

JPMorgan Chase to pull support for some fossil fuels

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

JPMorgan Chase said Monday that it won’t directly finance new oil and gas development in the Arctic and will significantly curtail its financing of the extraction and burning of coal.

Why it matters: JPMorgan is the world’s largest funder of fossil-fuel companies, according to a report by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The announcement follows similar moves by other big banks and investment firms, including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.