Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Musk worries about population collapse

C-Net reports:
On Thursday, Elon Musk was taken to musing about the world's population. On Twitter, he replied to a 2016 New Scientist article titled: The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded.

"The world's population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care," he tweeted.  ...

"After hitting the demographic doldrums, no country yet has seen its fertility recover. Many demographers expect a global crash to be under way by 2076," says the article's author, Fred Pearce.

Pearce specifically mentions Japan, where the fertility rate -- based on the population of women aged 15 to 44 -- is 1.4 children per woman.
This is nonsense. Japan is overpopulated, and needs a reduction.

The UN projects Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 4B ppl this century. China and India are growing beyond what their resources can support. All of the major environmental issues, from global warming to everything else, are really over-population problems.

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