You can drive an electric car, compost your garbage, install solar panels on your house, and chain yourself to trees to keep them from getting cut down. But if you REALLY want to save the environment . . . don’t have kids.
According to a new study out of Lund University in Sweden, it’s the BEST thing you can do to save the planet.
The researchers say it’s because every new person winds up adding 58.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide to the planet every year . . . when you take into account their descendants too.
Quote, “Persuading an American family to have one less child would provide the same level of emissions reductions as persuading 684 teenagers to recycle comprehensively for the rest of their lives.”
The study found there are three other big things you can do to save the planet . . . although not having kids is bigger. They are: Getting rid of your car . . . becoming a vegetarian . . . and using energy-saving light bulbs.
It’s a little nuts, but definitely interesting.
The Daily Mail has more here.