I didn’t see any mention of the environmental calamity that has already begun. Children born now might not even survive to adulthood and are most unlikely to live anything like stable or predictable lives. We are headed into the worst period in human history and very likely the end of human history.

Some may call this hyperbolic or alarmist, and those people should take a look at global temperatures in the last quarter century and get a grip.

The collapse of food production from drought and exhausted aquifers will lead to wars of plunder, not for oil but for food, and half the global population lives on land that will soon be underwater.

This is not a good time to have kids. As a matter of fact it’s wantonly irresponsible.

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