“If you really want to save the planet, you should die.”

In a world headed for climate change disaster, having children is a selfish endeavour

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Wed, Jul 18th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In The New York Times, Roy Scranton looks at the looming dystopian future and ponders on the selfish act of having children, the people who have inherited the mess we created. If anything, the only way to save the world is for you to die.

To take Wynes and Nicholas’s recommendations to heart would mean cutting oneself off from modern life. It would mean choosing a hermetic, isolated existence and giving up any deep connection to the future. Indeed, taking Wynes and Nicholas’s argument seriousaly would mean acknowledging that the only truly moral response to global climate change is to commit suicide. There is simply no more effective way to shrink your carbon footprint. Once you’re dead, you won’t use any more electricity, you won’t eat any more meat, you won’t burn any more gasoline, and you certainly won’t have any more children. If you really want to save the planet, you should die.

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