Become A Parent Makes You 25% Less Climate Friendly Or Something

Hey, look, a non-Bat Soup Virus hottake from the Cult of Climastrology. Of course, they try to say this is about the environment, but, it’s mostly about the climate crisis scam, because the CoC had to pull real environmental issues on the banner of the cult

Becoming a Parent Makes You 25% Less Environmentally Friendly, New Research Finds

It’s not unusual for parents to worry about the next generation and the future planet they’ll inherit, but new research suggests having children doesn’t necessarily make you any ‘greener’ as a person – quite the opposite, in fact.

A new study in Sweden has found that even those who really care about the environment often end up having their deck of priorities re-shuffled by the realities of parenthood.

After all, there’s only so much time and energy available in a single day, and children have a way of sapping up a lot of those limited resources.

Damned kids, always wanting and needing attention!

Comparing adult parents to adult non-parents in Sweden, researchers found households made up of the former tend to emit more carbon dioxide from transportation, food, heating, and electricity.

Ultimately, the team found two-adult households with children were responsible for over 25 percent more carbon emissions than two-adult households without children.

“Our findings suggest that having children might increase CO2 emissions both by adding to the population and by increasing CO2 emissions from those choosing to have children,” the authors write.

 

This means there are many parents out there who consider themselves quite ‘green’ and who list the environment as a top priority, even though their behaviour isn’t quite matching up.

“Becoming a parent can transform a person – he or she thinks more about the future and worries about future risks imposed on their children and progeny,” explains economist Jason Shogren from the University of Wyoming (UW).

“But, while having children might be transformational, our results suggest that parents’ concerns about climate change do not cause them to be ‘greener’ than non-parent adults.”

That’s an interesting take, since few Warmists actually practice what they preach.

“If we’re finding these results in Sweden, it’s pretty safe to assume that the disparity in carbon footprints between parents and non-parents is even bigger in most other Western countries,” argues UW economist Linda Thunstrom.

And then all these Warmists take long fossil fueled trips to several climate conferences per year. What’s interesting is that almost none of these people making pronouncements and doing studies and such never tell us what they’ve done in their own lives to reduce their own footprint.

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2 Responses to “Become A Parent Makes You 25% Less Climate Friendly Or Something”

  1. david7134 says:

    One thing the lockdown has demonstrated is that fossil fuels have nothing to do with CO2 levels of the climate.

  2. Dana says:

    Gee, I wonder if having more people in the household might lead to more loads of laundry being cleaned, more food being cooked, more baths being taken . . . .

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