golfcart wrote:LeftieBiker wrote:OTOH, the best environmental choice to make - one that has a vastly larger benefit than everything mentioned so far - is to choose to not have children. As I sit here in my gizmo-laden old house, with my $38k EV parked outside, heating with resistance heat to reduce fuel oil consumption, I at least know that I (and the woman with whom I live) didn't start an ever-multiplying horde of consumers. I have to laugh (to prevent a more angry response) at all the Yuppies and Liberals who think they are making the world a better place by having two or three or four kids to go out there and keep their "environmentalist" dream alive...or more likely, to rebel against their parents hypocrisy by rejecting their beliefs.
Or we could all just kill ourselves. Wouldn't that have even more "environmental benefit" than simply not having kids since as an added bonus, our dead selves wouldn't be alive consume or to have kids? 2 birds with one stone!
To the OP, great story!
Right? Isn't the whole point to preserve the earth's ability to support future generations? I mean if we literally had no kids, we would be the last generation. Why not drain the earth of its capacity to support life if it lets us live extravagantly? Fortunately not everyone sees things as Leftie does. He represents a loud (and angry) minority.