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childfree,climate change,conception,contraception,economic growth,family planning,family size,overpopulation,population growth,sustainability

Child on desert wasteland

Small Family Ethic: Conversation Continues

Today I applaud an eminently logical, but also heartfelt, response to mindless criticism of the suggestion that conceiving fewer children is a smart, clean, humane way to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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climate change,family planning,family size,overpopulation

Father and 4 children

Who’s Afraid of the Small Family Ethic?

A growing number of philosophers, ethicists, environmentalists and potential mothers are suggesting that moderating reproduction is a logical, responsible, and surprisingly effective means of curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Last week we heaped high praise on NPR (National Public Radio in the U.S.) for running a story about this.

Not surprisingly, that report – and its contents – struck fear in the hearts of some. Let’s look at some of the responses.

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climate change,family planning,family size,fertility,overpopulation

Silhouette of one-child family

NPR Illuminates Important Conversation About Kids

I’m so excited I can’t sit down. NPR, it’s daily afternoon news program All Things Considered, and correspondent Jennifer Ludden have just run the 3-minute mile, scored 10 touchdowns, and hit a dozen home runs. How? They did it with this report, which I’ll call groundbreaking:

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

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childfree,climate change,conservation,contraception,family planning,family size,fertility,overpopulation,population growth,population taboo,sustainability,women's rights

Population Taboo

Independent Chips Away at Population Taboo / Childfree Celebrated

It’s easy to like Simon Ross, chief executive of UK-based Population Matters. This is a class organization, and Ross is one of the most articulate spokespersons for the sustainable population movement. Today we honor on the Wall of Fame this recent op-ed published by The Independent:

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Reporting & commentary that assume eternal growth is feasible, good, and necessary for prosperity.

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