Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am so green

"A recent study by statisticians at Oregon State University concluded that in the United States, the carbon legacy and greenhouse gas impact of an extra child is almost 20 times more important than some of the other environmentally sensitive practices people might employ their entire lives - things like driving a high mileage car, recycling, or using energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs."
Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/07/oregon_state_researchers_concl.html

2 comments:

Margaret said...

Sir David Attenborough has spoken about "the elephant in the room".

I support the Orang-Utan Foundation, who recently tweeted about some woman who was supposed to be doing "wonderful things" to support their campaign to save the rainforests in Borneo and Sumatra. I looked her up, and she had 8 children! What sort of an example is that? I asked them. They didn't reply.

Sylvie said...

Good for you! This is one of the many reasons that I am so fond of Sir David -- his willingness to tell the truth even when it isn't popular. I remember when The Learning Channel show was called "17 Kids and Counting." Now it's "18 Kids and Counting." AND COUNTING? The time for a vasectomy came a long, long time ago. Oy vey.