Niger President Urges Reduction In Nation’s Birth Rate To Adapt To Climate Change

The Guardian: Niger’s president blames explosive birth rate on ‘a misreading of Islam’
“A misreading of Islam led to Niger’s explosive birth rate, hampering the country’s fight to adapt to the climate crisis and preserve its shrinking resources, the country’s president has said. … [Mahamadou] Issoufou claims he has been slowly driving down his country’s birth rate of more than seven children per woman, the highest birth rate in the world for the past decade…” (Wintour, 10/17).

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