St. Al the Gore may have tried to one-up me.
In a satirical article, I recently suggested that the best and only sure way to prevent anthropomorphic climate change and the inconvenient truths of its attendant horrors is total abstinence from actual sex and reliance instead on virtual sex. I also suggested that former Congressman Weiner should show the way because of his intimate knowledge of the latter. Now, the renowned Al Gore may have come up with something almost as good but more palatable to many. It has been said that he wants all women under twenty-five to submit to voluntary sterilization for the good of the planet.
Former Vice President Al Gore is venturing into a touchy topic, presenting his new solution to combat the buildup of greenhouse gases warming the planet.
At first he was just advocating simply improving technology to reduce fossil fuel emissions, but now he is advocating “empowering girls and women, by sterilizing all women under 25.”
Al Gore believes that the sterilization should be voluntary – at first – “women who are evolved will volunteer to be sterilized for the greater good for planet.” BUT, if women do not choose to sterilize themselves, Al Gore believes that the government should force women (under 25) to be sterilized.
“We have to take drastic steps to save the planet. There are too many people – we must take aggressive action or we will all be dead,” Gore said in a speech Monday in New York.
“When the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices – then women can have babies again.”
The second article linked above is not identified as satire, by a tag or otherwise, and has no internal links identifying a reliable media article which may have reported Mr. Gore's alleged remarks. The site does have quite a few articles that appear to be satirical. Still, it may be true. Another article at Daily Caller noted that during an appearance in New York Mr. Gore
offered some ideas about what might be done for females in the name of stabilizing population growth. (h/t Chris Horner via wattsupwiththat.com)
“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.
The internal link within the Daily Caller article presents a YouTube video of Mr. Gore's remarks, but sadly it has been "removed by the user." So, it's all a bit iffy.
Still, the concept should work if globally accepted and enforced. Whether women should begin having babies again following a twenty-five year hiatus is a difficult question but maybe it won't have to be answered; the entire Earth may by then be underwater, an inconvenient truth.