Please Don’t Give Up On Having Kids Because Of Climate Change

Source: Astral Codex Ten
by Scott Alexander

“A recent poll finds that 39% of young people ‘feel uncertain’ about having children because of climate change. And sure, people say a lot of things on polls, but people seem to be talking about this more and more. … The people profiled in these articles make two arguments. First, climate change will be so destructive that it would be wrong to bring children into such a bad world. Second, the more people there are, the more carbon they produce, so having more children will make climate change worse. I disagree with both arguments.” (10/11/21)