February 6, 2018
Some couples and individuals are trying to save the next generation from potential climate change disaster by forgoing reproduction altogether.
A dozen people aged 18 to 43, either raising children or considering having some, are deciding that the future is too uncertain, or certainly too grim, to bring new life into the world as floods, wildfires and extreme weather grow worse with a warming climate, The New York Times reports.
“Animals are disappearing. The oceans are full of plastic. The human population is so numerous, the planet may not be able to support it indefinitely,” Amanda PerryMiller, a mother of two and a Christian youth leader, told TheNYT. “This doesn’t paint a very pretty picture for people bringing home a brand-new baby from the hospital.”
This way of thinking seems to be more prevalent in those who have traveled abroad and seen firsthand the devastating effects climate change has had on communities.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:33 am