Gore: ‘Fertility management’ is needed to reduce the number of Africans to help ‘control the proliferation of unusual weather’


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 27, 2014 11:31 AM with 15 comments

Excerpt From CNBC article:

Former Vice President Al Gore during a World Economic Forum session in Davos on Jan. 24, 2014 – 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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Related Links:  Flashback 2011: ‘Fertility Management’: Al Gore Calls on Women to Have Fewer Children…to Curb Pollution Reality Check on Overpopulation claims: Slate Mag on the new population problem — UNDERPOPULATION! ‘And in the long term—on the order of centuries—we could be looking at the literal extinction of humanity’ – ‘That might sound like an outrageous claim, but it comes down to simple math. According to a 2008 IIASA report, if the world stabilizes at a total fertility rate of 1.5—where Europe is today—then by 2200 the global population will fall to half of what it is today. By 2300, it’ll barely scratch 1 billion. Extend the trend line, and within a few dozen generations you’re talking about a global population small enough to fit in a nursing home’

Paging Ehrlich! Slate Mag: ‘About That Overpopulation Problem. Research suggests we may actually face a — declining world population in the coming years’ – ‘The rate of global population growth has slowed. And it’s expected to keep slowing. Indeed, according to experts’ best estimates, the total population of Earth will stop growing within the lifespan of people alive today. And then it will fall’ — ‘Population decline is a very familiar concept in the rest of the developed world, where fertility has long since fallen far below the 2.1 live births per woman required to maintain population equilibrium’

Climate Depot’s Factsheet on Overpopulation – ‘Is too few people the new ‘population problem?’

PAUL EHRLICH BOMBS AGAIN: ‘In the more than four decades since The Population Bomb was published, the number of people inhabiting the Earth has more than doubled, but the death and poverty rates have dropped, and life expectancy has increased. Not only are we feeding more people than ever before, we’re doing it with less land’

Paging Paul Ehrlich! Fred Pearce on ‘The overpopulation myth’: ‘Population growth is slowing…The idea that growing human numbers will destroy the planet is nonsense’ – ‘There is no exponential growth. Population growth is slowing…2nd myth is that it is driving force behind our wrecking of planet…We must not follow the lure of Malthus… Malthusian thinking led to huge and unnecessary death toll in Irish potato famine…The truth is that the population bomb is being defused round the world’

Fred Pearce in Grist Mag: ‘On World Population Day, take note: population isn’t the problem — Population bomb that I remember being scared by 40 years ago as a schoolkid is being defused fast’ – ‘Why don’t we hear more about it? Because it doesn’t fit the doomsday agenda…Half the world now has fewer than the ‘replacement level’ of children. That includes Europe, North America, and the Caribbean, most of the Far East from Japan to Thailand, and much of the Middle East from Algeria to Iran’

Population Bomb: How wrong was Paul Ehrlich? Predicted ‘substantial increase in the world death rate’ — But death rate dropped by more than one-third

Old consensus wrong: New models predict population decline by mid-century; Global population in 2100 same as 2000

Gore Goes Malthusian: Gore frets about accommodating growing middle class ‘on a finite planet’

Gore: ‘In the next 17 years, pop of global middle class will grow by 3b people. How will we accommodate them on a finite planet?’ New paper posits ‘that humanity’s pressure will not overwhelm nature’

NY Times: Scientists See Promise for People and Nature as ‘Peak Farmland’ Looms: Study finds ‘an impending stabilization of the amount of land required for food as humanity’s growth spurt plays out’ New paper finds increased CO2 and global warming will increase grain production – Published in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology finds that ‘fertilization effects’ on grain yields due to ‘elevated CO2 concentration generally compensates for the negative effects of warming temperatures on production. Moreover, positive effects of elevated CO2 concentration on grain yield increase with warming temperatures’

Paul Ehrlich’s ‘population bomb’ is now stone-cold dead: ‘BIRTH RATES ARE DROPPING ALL OVER THE WORLD, OFTEN BELOW REPLACEMENT RATES. BUT NOT IN THE U.S.’ – ‘For most nations of the world, birth and fertility rates have never fallen so far, so fast, so long, so surprisingly, all across the globe. Except for America’

Flashback: Accurate Tribute to Paul Ehrlich: ‘Mad…Kook…Lunatic…Disgraced…Worse than Hitler…fear-monger…parasite on Academic system…Bernie Madoff of science’ Warmist analyzes Climate Depot’s TV debate with Yale Prof. on Overpopulation: ‘Morano provides his litany of examples of ‘global warming distortion’ Watch Now: Morano on Canadian TV debating overpopulation & climate w/ Yale Prof. Robert Mendelsohn – Morano: ‘The popular image [of population fears] is toast. Be fruitful and multiply’ – Morano: ‘John Lennon made a scientific chump out of John Holdren & Paul Ehrlich. None of [overpopulation fears] came true, if you judge science by its past track record, you have to laugh…Holdren opposed bringing more food production to Asia because he did not want the Earth to have that many people, so it’s an anti-human agenda…Wealthy white nations are telling people in Africa, people of color, that they can’t develop the way we did’

The World Is Not Overpopulated: ‘Birth rates are naturally falling around world…there are good reasons to believe that growth will slow down in the future’ Population boon: ‘For more than 200 years population alarmists have been predicting the worst, and for more than 200 years their predictions have failed to come true’