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I got a good laugh this morning out of this piece from The Atlantic, in which Sheril Kirshenbaum tries to make a respectable (liberal) case for the acceptability of having kids. Families, she assures us, don’t have to ruin the environment. We can raise our kids in responsible, carbon-footprint-minimizing ways. Parents are already trying to do this.
The really juicy part of the argument comes at the end, where she offers us statistics indicating that parents are more likely than non-parents to believe in global warming. Yay! She thinks that having kids will make people more likely to install solar panels and buy fuel-efficient cars. Kids, she reasons, are natural consciousness-raisers; they get parents thinking more about the future. So maybe families can be sustainable after all.