Al Gore Once Again Suggests ‘Fertility Management’ to Fight Global Warming

Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller, January 27, 2014

Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. {snip}

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The world is expected to have more than 9 billion people by 2075, with much of that growth coming from developing countries in Africa. This is alarming to environmental activists like Gore, who argues that “fertility management” is needed to address a whole slew of global development issues, including mitigating global warming.

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Gore was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last week titled “Changing the Climate for Growth and Development.” The panel looked at global development through a “climate lens” and included other world leaders such as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

“Depressing the rate of child mortality, educating girls, empowering women and making fertility management ubiquitously available—so women can choose how many children and the spacing of children—is crucial to the future shape of human civilization,” Gore said on an international panel on global warming last week.

“Africa is projected to have more people than China and India by mid-century; more than China and India combined by end of the century, and this is one of the causal factors that must be addressed,” the failed presidential candidate added.

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