Al Gore: Reduce Pollution by "Stabilizing the Population" and "Empowering Women"
Al Gore, speaking at New York City's Games For Change Festival this week, was up to his usual prophesying about the end times by way of climate change. In one segment of his address, the former Vice President discussed the necessity of stabilizing the population in order to curb pollution. And how does Al Gore propose we "stabilize" (i.e. reduce) the population? By "educating girls" and "empowering women," whatever that might entail.
Al Gore: One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principle ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women. You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children have, the spacing of the children....You have to educate girls and empower women. And that’s the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices.
Al Gore inserting himself into the reproductive decisions of women would seem comical if not for the fact that people in positions of power actually pay heed to his nefarious ideas.