Elon Musk warns world population is 'accelerating toward collapse'

‘Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to voice his concerns that the world may one day become overpopulated, causing societal collapse on a global scale.

“The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice of care,” Musk tweeted, referencing an article published in New Scientist Magazine titled, “The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded.” The article, which was first published back in November, makes the case that we could be on the verge of a demographic catastrophe.

As proof of this, New Scientist Magazine points out that today’s population of 7.4 billion people may increase to nine billion in a relatively short amount of time due mainly to the high fertility rates in Africa. The article explains that the “UN predicts a continuing upward trend, with population reaching around 11.2 billion in 2100,” and that “many demographers expect a global crash to be under way by 2076.”’

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