Guest essay by Eric Worrall
CNN is celebrating green efforts to ensure that any genetic tendency towards being a climate alarmist is eliminated from the human gene pool.
BirthStrike: The people refusing to have kids, because of climate change
By Stephanie Bailey, CNN
Updated 1314 GMT (2114 HKT) June 10, 2019
London (CNN) Climate change is rapidly changing the environment we live in. But how far would you be willing to go to help save the planet?
Would you skip school? Eat pig’s feet? Deliberately get arrested? How about forgo having kids?
For 33-year-old British musician Blythe Pepino the latter is a reality. Her fears about climate change are so strong she has decided not to have biological children.
“I really want a kid,” she told CNN. “I love my partner and I want a family with him but I don’t feel like this is a time that you can do that.”
Pepino believes that there will be an “ecological Armageddon” and founded BirthStrike at the end of 2018. BirthStrike is a group of people who are declaring their decision not to have kids because of climate change.
So far, over 330 people have joined, of which Pepino estimates 80% are women.
…Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/05/health/birthstrike-climate-change-scn-intl/index.html
For the record I think climate alarmists probably should reproduce. Having a few people around who worry about everything is likely an evolutionary advantage. Better to have a few people around who jump at shadows than to overlook a real threat.
But if a group of the most committed alarmists choose not to reproduce, who are we to object? Their self sacrifice might well be a balance of nature kind of thing.