Save the climate, have no children. Or, even better, eradicate mankind.

rohingya-refugee-children-smiles-while-holding-an-umbrella-during-heavy-at-the-kutupalang-makeshift-refugee-camp-in-coxs-bazar_1499863299887947_v0_hPublished today in the journal Environmental Research Letters,  a study from Lund University finds that the four actions that most substantially decrease an individual’s “carbon footprint” are: eating a plant-based diet, avoiding air travel, living car-free, and having smaller families. Continue reading

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Green think-tank: abolish mankind, and the environment will be fine

ReinventingProsperity_cover_FINAL.inddThe “Club of Rome”, a think-tank notorious for its doomsday scenarios, has today released a new report in which it recommends that every woman should be given a reward of US$ 80.000,– on her fiftieth birthday if until then she has given birth to no, or only one, child. The proposal seeks to encourage the use of abortion, contraception, and sterilization in order to drastically reduce fertility rates throughout the world. The 80.000-Dollar-incentive would of course be much more effective in impoverished developing countries than in the saturated societies of the West, where infertile couples can afford to lay out similar sums to buy children from so-called “reproduction clinics”. Continue reading