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Is it OK to have a child?

Is it OK to have a child?

You’ve probably encountered the argument: In order to save the planet, the most impactful thing you as an individual can do is have no children. For many people – and I include myself – this option of climate action is off limits. In a long piece for The London Review of Books, Meehan Crist takes the question seriously and carefully deliberates it, putting it in the context it needs. (One take-away factoid: The idea of the «personal carbon footprint» was popularised by British Petroleum – you can guess to what end)

Published in Weekly Filet #292