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The fact is that we can all reduce our carbon footprints. And if we don't give birth to a kid then we reduce THEIR carbon footprint to zero. Along with the impact of all THEIR kids. And it doesn't hurt them a bit, because they don't exist.
For good HISTORICAL reasons, there is a world-wide cultural notion that children are a blessing. The fact is that we now have an excess of children. Getting American couples to adopt foster kids rather than giving birth to more babies would be a major positive step.
I've decided to not have kids of my own. I'm a great guy and all, but there's nothing uniquely special about my DNA that means it needs to be perpetuated. There are millions of kids as great as mine might be who I could pick up and raise or help support if the parenting urge strikes. In the mean time, I have a hundred kids to help educate. And education reduces unwanted babies (among the myriad other good things about it).
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