Bring overpopulation into the conversation

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We need to lead by example by encouraging smaller families, acknowledging that as a country of high consumers, each additional person has a huge impact on GHG emissions. Structural societal change incentivising fewer childbirths is required for a truly sustainable future 

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Overpopulation is a global issue which is still treated as a taboo subject. Currently large families are seen as normal and positively encouraged in some cases. It is clear that this has no part in a stable future. We know that the largest impact a person can have is to have one less child, or to have no children at all. This dwarfs other lifestyle choices like electric vehicle use, avoiding air travel and switching to plant based diets.

by Ldunn on October 25, 2020 at 04:28PM

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