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SALT LAKE CITY -- At a women's conference in New York City, environmentalist and former vice president Al Gore suggested population control as one weapon of choice against global warming.
"You have to educate girls and empower women, 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," said Al Gore at the Games for Change Festival in NYC on Monday, June 20.
As reported by the LA Times, demographers at the United Nations forecast that the world population will reach 7 billion this year, exceed 9 billion in 2045 and pass 10 billion by the end of the century. This growth is expected to come in poor nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.