Blessed Pope Paul VI predicted in 1968 that the use of artificial birth control by families would result in governments eventually imposing such means on society.
The proponents of climate change are continually pushing to lower world population for the so-called good of the planet by eliminating literally billions of people from the earth by contraception and abortion. One such person is Al Gore, who received the Nobel Peace prize in 2007 for his contribution to the debate on climate change.
In 1997, the former U.S. vice president asserted, "Third World nations are producing too many children too fast. ... [It] is time to ignore the controversy over family planning and cut out-of-control population growth." Asked how this was to be accomplished, he said by expanding contraception and abortion programs.
In his 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, Paul VI foresaw government-mandated policies involving these forms of population control used to address such perceived problems as climate change. The prophetic pontiff wrote:
Who will blame a government, which in its attempt to resolve the problems affecting an entire country, resorts to the same measures as are regarded as lawful by married people in the solution of a particular family difficulty? Who will prevent public authorities from favoring those contraceptive methods, which they consider more effective? Should they regard this as necessary, they may even impose their use on everyone.
Watch the panel discuss the issues driving the debate to save the planet in The Download—The Left's Climate Meltdown.