Al Gore: Africa needs “fertility management”


Locutus
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to prevent overpopulation and “extreme weather”

Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming.

Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that contraception is a key in controlling the proliferation of unusual weather they say is endangering the world.

"Depressing the rate of child mortality, educating girls, empowering women and making fertility management ubiquitously available … is crucial to the future shape of human civilization," said Gore, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on global warming.

Gore said Africa’s population is expected to surpass India’s and China’s by the mid-21st century and will be more than both combined by the end of the century.

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darkbeaver
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Oh how the filthy rich fear the black masses. Gores mother should have been on birth control.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

to prevent overpopulation and “extreme weather”

Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming.

Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that contraception is a key in controlling the proliferation of unusual weather they say is endangering the world.

"Depressing the rate of child mortality, educating girls, empowering women and making fertility management ubiquitously available … is crucial to the future shape of human civilization," said Gore, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on global warming.

Gore said Africa’s population is expected to surpass India’s and China’s by the mid-21st century and will be more than both combined by the end of the century.

- See more at: Al Gore: Africa needs ?fertility management? to prevent overpopulation and ?extreme weather?

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Waitaminnit. "Depressing the rate of child mortality?" Al, child mortality is probably the most effective population control measure in history!

Need to work on your priorities.
 
mentalfloss
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Fertility management.

Sounds much nicer than eugenics.

That said, there is no doubting overpopulation is a big problem that needs to be addressed.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Waitaminnit. "Depressing the rate of child mortality?" Al, child mortality is probably the most effective population control measure in history!

Need to work on your priorities.

But look at the resources they use in their short, miserable lives!

Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Oh how the filthy rich fear the black masses. Gores mother should have been on birth control.

They cannot buy carbon credits nor can they sip white wine with him on Marthas Vineyard so....
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Fertility management.

Sounds much nicer than eugenics.

That said, there is no doubting overpopulation is a big problem that needs to be addressed.

Wait wait wait a minute, overpopulation threatens the ruling classes not the planet not the environment nor the bunnies, that is made perfectly clear as far back as the first Bildercheezeburgers meeting in Rome in the fifties.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Fertility management.

Sounds much nicer than eugenics.

That said, there is no doubting overpopulation is a big problem that needs to be addressed.

Dropping birthrates are a function of improving standards of living.

Sorted. Next?
 
mentalfloss
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Dropping birthrates are a function of improving standards of living.

Sorted. Next?

Dropping birth rates hasn't stopped the growth rate, only marginally slowed it down.

Not next?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Dropping birth rates hasn't stopped the growth rate, only marginally slowed it down.

Not next?

Negative birthrates in most developed countries.

Next?
 
mentalfloss
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I hear ya, but even developing nations can have a negative impact from population growth and it will only get worse as they reach the next stage of industry.

Also, does China count as a developed country?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I hear ya, but even developing nations can have a negative impact from population growth and it will only get worse as they reach the next stage of industry.

Also, does China count as a developed country?

Depends. Fahrenheit or Celsisus?
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Depends. Fahrenheit or Celsisus?

Kelvin.
 
Nuggler
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http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...aik2_zEPWFOl9g





The birth rates are dropping in Canada, and most developed countries.


Not so amongst other countries such as Africa, Mexico.


Has been postulated that whites will be in the minority in North America by 2050 or so, and the skin colour of most will be brown. Or as Russell Peters says - beige.


Saw some neat graphs on this other day and will hunt for em after.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Kelvin.

I don't do Kelvin. Can we compromise on Rankine?
 
wulfie68
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Whether we like Al Gore or not, he is at least partially correct: humanity IS overpopulated, and it is the "developing nations" that are leading the way in our continuing population explosion. And contrary to what Darkbeaver says, overpopulation of ANY species, let alone one as rapacious as humanity is inherently bad for the environment. Arguing about the changing demographics of the industrialized nations is a red herring.
 
mentalfloss
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I agree wulfie but we cannot discount the fact that developing nations are becoming more industrialized and that will have a significant impact on the environment in the next few decades.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I hear ya, but even developing nations can have a negative impact from population growth and it will only get worse as they reach the next stage of industry.

Explains why Al is focusing on birth control in Africa.

Quote:

Also, does China count as a developed country?

Yes... or they should

Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68View Post

Whether we like Al Gore or not, he is at least partially correct: humanity IS overpopulated, and it is the "developing nations" that are leading the way in our continuing population explosion. And contrary to what Darkbeaver says, overpopulation of ANY species, let alone one as rapacious as humanity is inherently bad for the environment. Arguing about the changing demographics of the industrialized nations is a red herring.

Perhaps the next catastrophic natural disaster we should keep our rescue equipment and bags of powdered food stuff home?

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I agree wulfie but we cannot discount the fact that developing nations are becoming more industrialized and that will have a significant impact on the environment in the next few decades.

Can you explain why they should monetarily benefit from climate change via wealth distribution?
 

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