Billionaire Bill Gates is touting his new strategy for population decline.
In a viral video, Gates explains the “problem” of population growth and what he is doing to make sure that population growth flattens out over time.
“The population is going to get so big that feeding everybody and maintaining the environment it’s going to be impossible,” Gates explained. “Here we can see a chart that looks at the total world population over the last several hundred years and at first glance this is a bit scary.”
“We go from less than 1 billion people in 1800 and then three, four, five, six and 7.4 billion where we are today,” he continued. “Melina and I wondered whether providing new medicines and keeping children alive, would that create more of a population problem.”
“What we found out is that as health improves families choose to have less children, and this effect is very very dramatic,” Gates said. “We find that in every country of the world this is repeated. The population growth goes down as we improve health.”
“So we have taken that chart that shows the global population growth and we’ve actually extended it out all the way to 2100 and we can see that instead of continuing it actually flattens out,” he said. “Another way to see that is through this rate of population growth, and you can see that in the 60s that reached a pretty high number over 2% per year and it’s now come way way down. Now, 11 billion people is still a lot but the good news is that the fast we improve health the faster family size goes down.”
Just BIll Gates casually talking about how to lower the world's population, like that's a good thing. He's the inverse Elon Musk. pic.twitter.com/CWxr9xvpXE
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) December 15, 2022
Read some reactions on Twitter:
Never take health advice from a person obsessed with global depopulation.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) December 15, 2022
You should do a deep dive on why he's amassing so much farmland in one of your spaces
— 🇭UM🇧L Valval (@ExcusedEarly) December 15, 2022
God: Be fruitful and multiply.
Bill Gates: Be fruitful and diminish.
— Terrence Covin (@TerrenceCovin) December 15, 2022
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