An official no less than Elon Musk, who became the world’s richest man in large part because of his promise to beat global warming with the help of super-sick electric cars, is now convinced that not enough babies are being born.
Billionaires like to predict catastrophes like the rest of the population and are sometimes right in predicting Hawaii pandemics as in the case of Bill Gates. Billionaires were concerned about the collapse of the overpopulation of society.
There is very anecdotal evidence that he has it all, even Musk. Musk took to Twitter last weekend to reiterate an acquaintance he made about demographics. Answer: Population decline due to low birth rate poses a much greater risk to civilization than global warming.
Elon Musk acknowledged in parentheses that he believes global warming is a major risk. It was emphasized how important demographics are. That same week, Reuters quoted Musk as saying, “Actually I think we need to use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilization will crumble,” explaining that he still has an EV. is the future. Looking for Committed to, but that looks decades away.
Elon Musk himself has a famously large family with nine children, but for many millennials climate concern appears to be a major factor and Gen Xers assert their choice to have children by The Lancet Globally, 16 Over 25 Nearly 39% of people age 3 reported hesitation to have children because of climate change, according to a survey of 10,000 conducted in December.
This appears to be the source of an existential crisis that causes many younger generations to decide that they do not want children. It’s not all about the climate and found that nearly a quarter said they had or expected to have fewer children than originally planned.
Financial concerns were a major deterrent as the survey cited the cost of childcare and raising a child as an issue that Musk was able to circumvent because of his large wealth, but other concerns followed, almost an third. (33%) were not having children because of their concern about climate change.
Certainly, climate change and underpopulation are both problems for the future of human civilization and certainly for the global economy by extension. For example, the University of California at Davis found in August that about 22% of countries globally have already experienced economic contraction associated with climate change.
The population in China is slowing down faster than originally estimated and the US has an aging population that stops having children, a 2019 Deutsche Bank study found. People over 65 are posing a challenge to businesses hoping to hire the workers of tomorrow.
The United Nations has conveyed some bundle of joy to Musk’s concerns that the world’s population is set to grow by 2100. Elon Musk may need to hurry decades in the transition away from oil and gas and toward electric vehicles. If it really takes that long, the damage done to a reduced population may actually be irreversible.