Another reason to stay unmarried and childless in America was given to us by Mother Jones. Go here to see some of the facts associated with the carbon footprint (or ass-print according to Welpian witticism) of these little bundles of pollution.
One of the more striking findings: One American child generates as much CO2 as 106 Haitian kids.
Though on the margins, these statistics are being taken quite seriously by some. There are women, for instance, who won’t have children because babies are not eco-friendly. In the United Kingdom, one woman, Toni Vernelli, imposed the ‘no child’ policy by having an abortion and then demanding she be sterilized at 27.
Read the story here. (pb)