As the de facto spokesperson for a scientific hypothesis far from being proven accurate, there is apparently no depth to which Al Gore will sink in describing the purported dangers associated with global warming. With each inane comment that escapes his lips, it seems a new standard is set regarding the disingenuousness and partisan pandering he is capable of proliferating.
Recent comments he made during the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, however, unequivocally prove he values his own climate theory above the lives of countless babies.
His statement focused primarily on Africa, which he said is contributing to global warming through its citizens’ unthinkable acts of reproduction.
Gore explained that he favors “empowering women and making fertility management ubiquitously available” as a step toward protecting “the future shape of human civilization.”
Of course, his euphemistic phrasing could refer to a number of procedures, whether abortion, sterilization, or something even more reprehensible. The radical left, of which Gore is a proud member, routinely disparages those who decide to heed the biblical advice to “be fruitful and multiply.”
Overpopulation, however, is an invented threat meant to stoke fear in an already apprehensive public. Even the left-leaning Slate.com published a recent article chronicling the earth’s stalled population growth, noting the approximately 7 billion humans currently alive will, given current reproduction rates, shrink to just half that number by the year 2200.
Still, this doesn’t prevent Gore and others from dictating what individuals in other nations should do with their lives. Dr. Lubos Motl, a Czech physicist, examined the utter fallacy of his position.
“It is impossible not to think that there’s some racism and stunning hypocrisy if a jerk who has produced four children is ‘working’ on the reduction of the number of newborn babies in a completely different nation,” he wrote.
While he conceded Africa certainly has its issues, Motl noted that they aren’t “caused by overpopulation” but are “mostly due to the insufficient sophistication of their economies….”
Gore, however, will likely never be convinced he is wrong. Apparently, inventing the Internet has given him an unshakable superiority complex. He now projects himself as the arbiter of international reproduction rates.
Along with Barack Obama, this Nobel Peace Prize winner definitively proves the tragic irony with which such a prestigious honor is often bestowed.
–B. Christopher Agee
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