Researchers have a brilliant new idea to ward off what they believe is pending catastrophe due to global warming: Have fewer kids. Also, don’t do anything fun ever again. NPR reported on the findings:
“I knew this was a sensitive topic to bring up,” says study co-author Kimberly Nicholas on NPR’s Morning Edition. “Certainly it’s not my place as a scientist to dictate choices for other people. But I do think it is my place to do the analysis and report it fairly.”
The study concludes that four high-impact ways to reduce CO2 gas emissions include having fewer children, living without a car, avoiding airplane travel and eating a vegetarian diet.
Predictably, conservatives, who are sick of being told what to do, expressed outrage at the suggestion. The same progressives comparing Republicans to the evil autocratic fictional leaders in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a government that dictates breeding choices, are now dictating to us how many children we should have.
To progressives’ supposedly climate-saving suggestions, I say this in response: Okay, sure. But you first.
If progressives are so concerned about the impact their family planning choices might have on the health of the Earth, they should have fewer children. And please don’t come to the local steakhouse. Please don’t go on vacation to the Caribbean or Hawaii, which requires air travel. Please don’t live in an area where a car is necessary.
This article continues at [The Federalist] If Liberals Want To Have Fewer Children To Save The Planet, More Power To Them