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Elon Musk: Overpopulation Is False, ‘Earth Could Maintain a Population Many Times the Current Level’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 28, 2022

💭 የሕዝብ ከመጠን በላይ መብዛት?

👉 ኢለን ማስክ፤- “የሕዝብ ቍጥር መብዛት ሐሰት ነው፣ ‘ምድር አሁን ባለው ደረጃ በብዙ እጥፍ ሕዝብን ማቆየት ትችላለች’

Mathematics prove that you can put the world’s population in the state of Florida, easily.

Although some climate change activists claim overpopulation is a serious problem that contributes to global warming and must be curtailed, investor and business giant Elon Musk said it is a “false impression” that there are too many people in the world, and added that the “Earth could maintain a population many times the current level.”

During a recent interview on WELT, German publishing titan Mathias Dopfner said to Musk, “You once told me about population decline — the decrease of reproduction rates, birth rate — is one of the most underestimated problems of our times. Please explain.”

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, said, “Yes. Most people in the world are operating under the false impression that we’ve got too many people. This is not true. Earth could maintain a population many times the current level. The birth rate has been dropping like crazy.”

“So, unfortunately, we have these ridiculous population estimates from the U.N. that need to be updated because they just do not make any sense,” he said. “You can look and see, what was the birth rate last year, how many kids were born, and then multiply that by life expectancy – okay, so that’s how many people will be alive in the future.”

“Is the trend for birth rate positive or negative?” said Musk. “It’s negative. And that’s the best case, unless something changes for the birth rate. Take Japan, for example. I think the population is roughly 110 million. But last year, if you take the number of children born times the life expectancy – 85 years, very impressive life expectancy – then Japan would have, I think, around 68 million people, roughly half of the current population.”

“That doesn’t tell the whole story because you have an upside-down demographic pyramid,” Musk added. “We already have an upside-down demographic pyramid, where there’s a lot of old people, very few young people. So, the upside-down demographic pyramid is unstable.”

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