Elon Musk Issues Another Population Collapse Warning 
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Elon Musk Issues Another Population Collapse Warning 

Elon Musk, Twitter CEO has again warned against a potential global population collapse. This comes as the world’s most populous country, China, reported its first decline in recent years. 

Musk in a tweet warned his followers writing, “population collapse is an existential problem for humanity, not overpopulation!” His warning follows several reactions that trailed the recent decline in China’s headcount, for the first time in six decades last year. 

The billionaire believes that for humanity to continually exist, birth rates must continually rise. He has over the years maintained his views on low fertility and low birth rates. 

Recall that in August 2022, the Tesla boss tweeted: “population collapse due to low birth rates is a much bigger risk to civilization than global warming.” He also reechoed his belief while replying to American internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis’ tweet about China.

Musk wrote, “Population collapse is a massive danger to the future of civilization!”

Recently, Beijing’s national data revealed that the Asian nation had 1.41 billion people at the end of last year, 850,000 fewer than in 2021. 

Released by China’s National Statistics Bureau, the data showed the first drop since 1961. A breakdown of the report disclosed that in 2022, about 9.5 million babies were born, a sharp decrease from 10.62 million during the same period in 2021. The figure has been described as the lowest since at least 1950. 

Also, China’s death rate climbed, with a total of 10.41 million deaths in 2022, up from around 10 million recorded in recent years. 

Musk had also previously warned in a podcast that “people are living longer, that’s the only reason why the population of Earth isn’t plummeting.” His recent tweet reminds the world that the issue of underpopulation must be fixed.

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