This story is the eco-wacko equivalent of “you darn kids get offa my lawn!”
Here’s Al Gore, who rode a bike from California to New York City for a conference Monday night, on what will help save the planet:
“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,” Gore said. “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 lift child survival rates so that parents feel comfortable having small families and most important — you have to educate girls and empower women,” he said. “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.”
If you have fewer children, not only will you be saving the earth, but you’ll have lots more room and less noise in your mansion and limo. It just makes good sense.
Gore had four children, which is good because no story about Gore and global warming would be complete without an obligatory measure of hypocrisy.
Did Gore think of the “empowering women will save the world from global warming” thing before Sigourney Weaver did? Just wondering.
The Goracle is also frustrated with President Obama. This from a Rolling Stone piece that must have required the slaughter of a couple dozen trees just to publish:
“President Obama has never presented to the American people the magnitude of the climate crisis,” Gore writes in the 7,000-word essay. “He has not defended the science against the ongoing withering and dishonest attacks. Nor has he provided a presidential venue for the scientific community … to bring the reality of the science before the public.”
Al’s carbon credit bank balance must be drying up — he’s starting to sound desperate — which is a sign that societies are starting to make better choices, as he requested.