Broadcast October 14, 2019 – Fox News Channel
Tucker Carlson: Of course. Sumner, thank you very much. Great to see you tonight to congrats on the book. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez isn’t simply passionate about socialism, she also says she’s so worried about the environment that she can barely function. Last week, she took a jet to Copenhagen and was reduced to tears thinking about how irresponsible it would be for her to have children.
AOC: If I were to have a child in the next few years, he, she, or they, will have to contend with the world where some of our most precious, critical infrastructure goes underwater. I speak to you as a human being. A woman whose dreams of motherhood now it taste bittersweet. Because of what I know about our child future. And that our actions are responsible for bringing their most dire possibilities into focus.
Tucker Carlson: Still when he, she, or they. Even when she’s having a climate meltdown, she always remembers to express the current gender orthodoxy. She knows what’s most important. Joining us now is Marc Morano, the publisher of Climate Depot and the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change. I don’t want to dismiss this as what it appears to be which is something — this does seem like lacking in perspective. I think this is pretty common. I don’t think she’s the only person who feels this way.
Marc Morano: No, she’s not, and there is actually about five decades of environmental, left wing, you could argue socialist movement behind her attacking having kids and scaring kids. Back in the 1960s, Paul Ehrlich’s book, The Population Bomb led to the same kind of thing. People fretting over having kids.
Carlson: But we don’t have enough kids in the West. We are actually due to extinction. Are they aiming this at Africa? Is a Ocasio-Cortez looking at people in Africa and saying no more kids for you?
Morano: I think AOC’s sincere. Al Gore himself went to a Bill Gates function and said Africa is projected to have more population than China and India combined and he called for what he called “ubiquitous fertility management”in Africa. Here was Al Gore basically telling Bill Gates that there were going to be too many Africans in the next century and we needed fertility management to keep them in check.
Carlson: What is that?
Morano: I think he’s talking about access to birth control, sterilization. But the best access to population control, is wealth. The wealthier a country gets, the smaller the family sizes get.
Carlson: The left really wants to make this argument that the third world needs to stop reproducing? That’s a creepy argument, the kids of the problem? Is that really what they are arguing?
Morano: Absolutely. There was a climate activist, Eric Holthaus, who announced he would not have kids. Just a few years later, he welcomed his kid into the world and said children are the greatest home ever. Kids are hope and what they are trying to do is scare the kids that we have and they are trying to scare people out of having them. There are kids who signed a Canadian pledge not to have kids when they’re older until government acts on climate change. They have tied having kids and scaring kids to passing the Green New Deal. They call themselves the Green New Deal era, generation. The kids of the Green New Deal era and they will not have a future unless its passed. They say anyone who says they have a future is in a liar unless we pass the Green New Deal.
Carlson: This is not science. It’s a cult, obviously. Children signing a pledge not to have children is hard to believe. This is deeply disturbing.
Morano: It’s so far removed from science. It’s the regulatory state using kids now — the climate scare is nothing but the latest environmental scare to push central planning, sovereignty limiting treaties and wealth distribution. There is nothing unique about the global warming scare. Every scare since the 1960s has had the same ‘solutions’.
Carlson: Right. More power for them. Marc, thank you for that.
New York Times: Richer People Want Fewer Children: “Since 1936, Gallup has been asking Americans about the “ideal number of children” they believe a family should have. And over the last 75 years, as Americans have gotten wealthier, more and more of them have said they desire fewer children.”
Climate activists tries. fails not to have kids: Page: 280 – The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change
Excerpt: Warmist meteorologist Eric Holthaus is a passionate and emotional climate activist. After reading the UN IPCC report, Holthaus had a good cry and decided to take personal responsibility for his carbon footprint. “I just broke down in tears in boarding area at SFO while on phone with my wife. I’ve never cried because of a science report before,” Holthaus tweeted in 2013. “I’m thinking of vasectomy,” he wrote, adding “no children, happy to go extinct.” “We all have to do everything we can, every day to reverse CO2 emission. . . . All of our energy, each one of us, should be devoted to this issue.”
Alas, Holthaus didn’t stay devoted. Two years later, he announced to the world, “My wife and I just had a baby, and it’s quickly becoming the best decision we ever made. . . . Our baby has brought us back from the brink. It’s impossible to be hopeless with a newborn. Climate change has changed me. And I don’t think I’m the only one.”
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Gore: ‘Fertility management’ is needed to reduce the number of Africans to help ‘control the proliferation of unusual weather’ – Gore: ‘Depressing the rate of child mortality, educating girls, empowering women and making fertility management ubiquitously available. so women can chose how many children and the spacing of children — is crucial to the future shape of human civilization. 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’ – (Gore also links Typhoon Haiyan and Sandy to man-made global warming – Video of Gore here at 15 min. mark)
Teen to Congress in September 2019: “Everyone who will walk up to me after this testimony saying I have such a bright future ahead of me, will be lying to my face. It doesn’t matter how talented we are, how much work we put in, how many dreams we have, the reality is, my generation has been committed to a planet that is collapsing.”