“Africa’s projected to have more people than China or India by mid-century. More than China and India combined by the end of the century. And this is one of the causal factors that must be addressed.”
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, Al Gore participated in a forum on “climate change” and how it affects the economy, and vice versa. In response to a question about whether he was happy to see increased willingness to act on global warming, Gore offered a rambling response that included the above eye-popper.
Gore, like many other warmers, and in keeping with a long tradition among Big Nature scaremongering, has taken to advocating population control. In this case, Gore suggests that population growth in Africa, in particular, is a big problem that must “be addressed”. It is not immediately clear how reducing infant mortality will reduce population. He offers up the idea of “fertility management” without explaining why we need another new euphemism. Then he remarkably elects to single out Africa to say, essentially, there are too many Africans, and something should be done about that if we are to halt global warming. Unreal.
The Daily Caller adds:
Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, who advocated population control in order to control the number of black and brown people in the world.”
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