Tesla CEO Elon Musk WARNING over planet Mars for humanity will SHOCK you

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, expressed fear over a population collapse on Earth and that it will affect flights to planet Mars.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:32 IST
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted on Twitter that everyone should be much more worried about population collapse on Earth (REUTERS)
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted on Twitter that everyone should be much more worried about population collapse on Earth (REUTERS)

Planet Mars needs you to have more babies! And forget about all talk about overpopulation! In effect, that is what Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla has said. And it planet Mars, that he is really thinking about. Taking to Twitter, Elon Musk, in a series of tweets expressed his fear over the global trends of reducing birth rates and falling population on Earth.. “We should be much more worried about population collapse,” he said in the tweet. Musk's tweet appears after growing trends of people deciding to not have children being reported widely. The change in people's mindset, of not having children, is largely attributed to inequalities, financial cost of having a child, global political instabilities, pandemic and climate change. Pointing out these trends, Musk said, “If there aren't enough people for Earth, then there definitely won't be enough for Mars.” The billionaire CEO has spoken about his dream of wanting to build a multi-planetary civilization multiple times in the past. With these reports coming in, Musk fears his dreams may never come true as we might be heading towards a population collapse.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Shattered Mars dream?

In a series of tweets, Elon Musk called out the 2019 UN projections that estimated that the population of the world will see an increase of 2 billion in the next 30 years. UN's World Population Prospects 2019 reported that Earth's population would peak at 11 billion by the end of this century. The Tesla CEO has vehemently disagreed with this projection in his series of tweets on population collapse.

“UN projections are utter nonsense. Just multiply last year's births by life expectancy. Given downward trend in birth rate, that is best case unless reversed,” his tweet read.

However, Elon Musk's concerns over population collapse are not without any reason. The USA recorded a population growth of mere 0.1% in the year 2021, according to its Censor Bureau. The Bureau further noted that this was the first time since 1937 that the USA population “grew by fewer than one million people, featuring the lowest numeric growth since at least 1900, when the Census Bureau began annual population estimates.”

Musk further gave the example of Japan to highlight his point. Replying to a tweet, he said, “Last year, Japan had ~800k births & life expectancy is 85 years (impressively high!), implying future population of only 68M, dropping almost half from current population of 126M. That's a lot of ghost towns & cities.”

It should be noted however, that the trend of reduced birth rates is very region specific. While, first world countries have witnessed this trend, the same is not true for the third world countries which continue to see an increase in birth rates.

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First Published Date: 20 Jan, 12:13 IST