July 31st, 2009 5:33 pm | by Katie Litvin News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Environment

Useful Tip For Environmentally-Conscious: Have Fewer Kids

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Maybe China is onto something with its national one-child policy... Families who choose to have one less fewer child have a greater positive impact on the environment than one person who recycles over his or her lifetime, Oregon State University statisticians found in a study released today.

The researchers don't advocate government population controls, but hope to make clear the carbon footprint of our descendants.

"The average long-term carbon impact of a child born in the U.S.--along with all of its descendants--is more than 160 times the impact of a child born in Bangladesh," according to the report.

Read more details from Professor Paul Murtaugh's report here.

(This photo isn't related to children mentioned in the report.)
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