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Since population growth has a negative impact on the environment (more people = more consumers), choose not to reproduce in order to slow the number of people on the planet. Those in developed countries like the United States, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, etc) will have a bigger impact, because the average child in these countries will consume much more in their lifetime than a child born in other countries.

 Having Children Brings High Carbon Impact

 Population and the Environment: The Global Challenge

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If you want children, but don't want the guilt, try adoption. Already have children? Teach them to be environmentally-conscious and to minimize their impact on the world. Start by having them read the actions on this website!

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