Is it time for Americans to start cutting our baby emissions?
What's the environmental cost of having a child? In the crudest terms, you've added another version of yourself into the world, which means you're potentially doubling your carbon-dioxide emissions over the total life of your family. That's a high estimate, since our kids won't spew as much greenhouse gas as we do—automobiles, appliances, light bulbs, and everything else will become more efficient in coming generations. But these marginal improvements aren't going to make our babies carbon-neutral. They'll just contribute to global warming at somewhat lower rates than we do.
Remember: for a nation to maintain enough people to maintain their population and not eventually be replaced by immigrants, each family needs to have around an average of 3 or 4 children per family. The UNITED STATES average is just below these figures. The European countries are headed for real problems since some of these countries have less than 1-2 children per year or almost 0 growth.
(Please do not hold me to these figures, but I read an article several months back that was written on this topic).
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