27 Sep '11, 7am

I am the population problem via @grist

I am the population problem via @grist

Take a look in the mirror. Population growth tends to get blamed on other people: Africans and Asians who have "more kids than they can feed," immigrants in our own country with their "large families," even single mothers in the "inner city." But actually the population problem is all about me : white, middle-class, American me. Steer the blame right over here. Well-meaning people have told me that I'm "just the sort of person who should have kids." Au contraire. I'm just the sort of person who should not have kids. Population isn't just about counting heads. The impact of humanity on the environment is not determined solely by how many of us are around, but by how much stuff we use and how much room we take up. And as a financially comfortable American, I use a lot of stuff and take up a lot of room. My carbon footprint is more than 200 times bigger than an average Ethiop...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/population/2011-09-27-i-am-the-popul...

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