Family Planning Reduces Carbon Footprint
Sep 26, 2009 11:02AM
The research makes clear that the potential carbon impacts vary dramatically across countries. For example, the average, long-term carbon impact of a U.S. child and his or her descendants is about 10,407 tons, more than 160 times the impact of a child born in Bangladesh. The long-term impact of a child born in China is less than one-fifth the impact of one born in America. The researchers are not advocating any particular position. They say they simply want to make people aware of the environmental consequences of their reproductive choices.