On Tuesday, Elon Musk sounded the alarm about America’s decreasing birth rate, saying the solution is to “celebrate having kids.”
Musk has previously warned about global underpopulation but now is concentrating on the U.S. The prospective new owner of Twitter said America’s birth rate is unsustainable.
Musk tweeted that the “USA birth rate is below minimum sustainable levels.” He also said that wealthy people have fewer children, contrary to popular belief. “I’m unusual,” he said.
Musk has eight kids. He said most of his friends have zero or one child.
In 2017, the US birth rate was greatest in low-income households, with 66.44 births per 1,000 women, according to Statista. Families earning $200,000 or more per year have the lowest birth rate, 43.92 per 1,000 women.
Tennessee GOP congressional candidate Robby Starbuck said, “America needs a cultural revolution that promotes the nuclear family & having kids.”
Musk said, “Let’s celebrate having babies.”
Musk’s comments came after he dismissed the idea that having more children causes global warming.
Some say fewer children are better for the environment. Musk called it ridiculous during Friday’s All-In Summit.
We can double the population without harming the ecosystem. We can’t let civilization die. “Fewer kids may be better for the environment. Population doubling won’t hurt the environment.”
Musk attacked the assumption that having kids in the 21st century is unethical.
Musk said: “I have heard many times. ‘How can I bring a child into this terrible world?’ I’m like, ‘Have you read history?’ he said.
In December, Musk told the New York Post that underpopulation is a threat to society.
Musk said that so many brilliant people say there are too many people globally, and the population is out of control. If people don’t have children, civilization will fall. ”Mark my words.
Bulgaria’s population is anticipated to fall by 22.5 percent between 2020 and 2050, from 6.9 million to 5.4 million. Bulgaria’s population reduction is mainly caused by mass outbound migration.
Over the next three decades, the population of Lithuania is expected to decrease by 22.1 percent. From 2.7 million to 2.1 million people, the population is predicted to decrease. Lithuania, like Bulgaria, has seen the greatest population loss as a result of mass migration.
Between 2020 and 2050, Latvia is expected to lose 21.6 percent of its population. Since entering the European Union in May 2004, Latvia has lost nearly a fifth of its people. Economic migration and low birth rates are to blame for Latvia’s demographic decline.