Feminist and author Gloria Steinem thinks forced motherhood is the reason for climate change. During an interview she gave for Refinery29 Steinem said:
People argue that climate change and other issues are also feminist issues. What do we lose by broadening the meaning of the term?
“Are you kidding me? Listen, what causes climate deprivation is population. If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy, we wouldn’t have the climate problems that we have. That’s the fundamental cause of climate change. Even if the Vatican doesn’t tell us that. In addition to that, because women are the major agricultural workers in the world, and also the carriers of water and the feeders of families and so on, it’s a disproportionate burden.”
Many environmentalists are proponents of population control, despite the fact that humans are part of the environment. Like animals, humans are carbon-based life forms. The idea that overpopulation is the cause of the world’s problems was the basis of the book The Population Bomb in which the ideas in it and its author (Paul Ehrlich) have been shown to be horribly wrong.