Planned Parenthood has been dominating the news lately, with undercover videos showing some of the organization’s less publicized offerings, such as organ harvesting and the associated options for the abortion procedure (e.g., less “crunchy”).
Ironically, its name suggests making a deliberate choice about when to have children and how many. Grist, “an online news organization that uses humor to interpret green issues and inspire environmental action,” has another question for those considering starting a family:
There’s not much to read; rather there’s just a brief introduction to a podcast featuring Johns Hopkins bioethicist (and father) Travis Rieder. Grist does let slip one spoiler: “having a child increases your carbon footprint by a factor of about 5.7, and that not having a child saves about 9,000 metric tons of carbon emissions.”