Our world needs more babies and I will explain why, Elon Musk, the richest man in the planet, has said.
Famed globally as the Billionaire tech entrepreneur he adds that the world also needed to keep digging for more oil.
Elon Musk, who has fathered 10 children, is known for repeatedly warning that low birth rates could pose a “danger” to civilization.
His latest stance is coming against the backdrop of the an energy conference in Norway set to hold before long
He told journalists that the greatest challenges facing the world, included babies’ shortages as well as the transition to renewable energies.
“We don’t want the population to drop so low that we’ll just eventually die,” Elon Musk, founder of American electric car manufacturer Tesla and SpaceX, told reporters in Stavanger, southwest Norway.
“At least make enough babies to sustain the population,” he added.
“They say civilisation might die with a bang or with a whimper,” added Musk. “If we don’t have enough kids, then we will die with a whimper in adult diapers. And that will be depressing.”
He also said the planet still needed new fossil fuel sources.
“I think realistically we do need to use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilisation would crumble,” he said, adding that “some additional exploration is warranted at this time.”
He went on to advocate the maintenance of nuclear power plants, describing himself as “pro-nuclear.”
Several European countries had decided to phase out nuclear power, but following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in February and Europe’s subsequent push to wean itself off of Russian oil and gas, the nuclear debate has reignited.
“I know this may be an unpopular view in some quarters, but I think if you have a well-designed nuclear power plant, you should not shut it down,” Musk said.
The businessman, who has been divorced three times, has fathered 10 children, one of whom died at 10 weeks old.
Earlier this year, one of his children, who recently turned 18, filed a petition in a California court to change her name and gender identity to female.