Many think the threat of an ever growing global population is one of the most serious issues of our time. Yet Japan and Russia already have declining populations, and some predict China's is soon to plunge. Peak children has already arrived. Might it be as Elon Musk has argued that the real threat is not population growth but a collapsing global population with untold consequences for prosperity and human development? Or with 8 billion humans on the planet is a radical reduction in numbers the only sustainable solution?

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