We’ve warned of this lunacy very recently.
But it bears repeating because the left has gone so stark raving mad these days that satire has no place left in the world when reality is bizarre enough.
Now ‘serious’ bioethicists are seriously arguing that having a baby damages the earth.
In fact, it doesn’t simply contribute to hastening global doom via radical climate change, having a baby is actually ‘morally wrong’.
Yes, that’s right, the fruit of a committed marriage which bears new life is indefensible because that life uses critical oxygen and contributes more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
Never mind those plummeting demographic numbers in the developed world which are virtually guaranteeing massive economic collapse in places like Japan and China.
No, saving the trees is much more important.
But perhaps they’re right, after all.
When the global economy implodes due to lack of an available workforce to keep the whole thing going, we’ll all be living among the trees.
Here’s more from Redstate…
It’s hardly surprising that the Left, which so often promotes abortion as a good thing, would also promote fewer babies in general as a net positive for Earth.
You see, babies are bad. Mewling infants cause many problems for those adults who have come before them. So often they ruin life plans, burden that bank account, and bring about sleepless nights. Come on, can you really blame those pro-choicers?
If those reasons aren’t enough, there’s one more huge factor that must be considered before you reproduce and increase the population of this already cramped planet.
Kids are bad for the climate. Not just kind of bad for the environment. They are morally wrong.
At least that’s what one bioethicist is saying. And according to his own knowledge of his field of study and fellow colleagues, he’s not alone. He shared his opinion in the absurdly named “Think” section of NBC News.
A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children.
Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the world’s wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing that none of the activities most likely to reduce individuals’ carbon footprints are widely discussed.
I believe that the seriousness of climate change justifies uncomfortable conversations. In this case, that means that we need to stop pretending the decision to have children doesn’t have environmental and ethical consequences.