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.)