As our director, Robin Maynard stated when the report was launched:
“It might be simple to snicker Elon Musk’s excessive claims off, if he didn’t have 100 million Twitter followers and a stratospheric media profile lending them spurious credibility. There’s one thing actually severe right here too. The variety of ladies with an unmet want for contemporary contraception in low-income nations stands at 270 million and is rising. Covid, local weather change and the financial downturn all threaten to push again the important beneficial properties in well being, poverty discount, household planning, gender equality and training which have diminished household dimension and inhabitants progress and improved the lives of billions. And we’re seeing hard-won reproductive freedoms from Iran to China to the US being pushed again, typically explicitly to advertise increased beginning charges.
“The true problem is to deal with the poverty, inequity, and lack of life alternatives that prime fertility and inhabitants progress characterise, enhance the wellbeing of the best proportion of our fellow residents, and shield ecosystems right here on Earth – earlier than indulging the area fantasies of a handful of competing billionaires.”
Elon Musk has not to this point responded to our report, or enquiries from the media arising from it. Though posted a number of weeks in the past, we’ve additionally had no acknowledgement of the receipt of our award. Maybe we’ll see it floating in an area rocket earlier than too lengthy.