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Although I agree with the fact that population is adversely affecting the planet, I think that the guest is somewhat missing the point. As Al Gore said on his recent visit, education, particularly of girls and women, is a very effective method of birth control. The more educated a society, the lower the birth rate. That includes impoverished girls here at home- when girls see a future for themselves other than getting pregnant at 16, we will see a lowering of the birth rate amoung teens. Likewise, education in poorer nations means that families don't have so many kids as a form of life insurance for old age.
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