Prince William and Princess Kate urged to stop having kids in name of climate change

Progressives worried about climate change and social justice have a message for Prince William and Princess Kate: Stop having children.

The San Francisco group Having Kids, which champions smaller families, created a stir with its open letter urging the British royal couple to forgo having a third child on the grounds that a crowded nursery does damage to “sustainability and equity.”

“Melting glaciers could affect the North Atlantic circulation, completely changing the United Kingdom’s weather,” said the July 25 letter. “All of us — especially public figures — should plan our families with the future environment in mind, producing a smaller and more resilient populace capable of thriving in that environment.”

The letter, signed by Having Kids Executive Director Anne Green and President Carter Dillard, met with a rash of criticism from those encouraging the activists to mind their own business, but the San Francisco-based group was undeterred.

In a Monday statement, Having Kids argued that its critics “have only proven the organization’s point by failing to recognize the unique efficacy of family planning as a tool to mitigate climate change, close the gap between rich and poor, and dramatically improve child welfare — all at once.”

Having Kids has also taken issue with President Trump, the father of five, for “role modeling a completely unsustainable family of five children that are greedily consuming resources our children will need in the future.”

The organization’s campaign urging prominent figures to have fewer children comes with the climate-change movement increasingly pointing to population control as a key method of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

A study released earlier this month by Lund University researchers concluded that having “one fewer child” was the most effective “lifestyle choice” for combating climate change, followed by living without a car, avoiding airline travel and going vegetarian.

Great Britain may have already gotten the message — fertility rates have been falling for years, dropping to 1.81 children per woman in 2016 — but Having Kids was alarmed when Princess Kate recently joked she might want a third child after receiving an infant’s toy during a trip to Poland.

“We will just have to have more babies,” she quipped during the July 17 appearance.

While Having Kids has received some support for its population crusade, many of those responding on the [U.K.] Daily Mail website took the group to task for politicizing the couple’s private decision.

“I hope Princess Kate is pregnant NOW!!!” said one commentator. “With triplets!!!” chimed another.

Having Kids has promoted the “fair start model,” which calls for replacing “parent-centered family planning” with “a new and crucial trend of public family planning,” including wealth transfers from richer to poorer couples.

Read more at Washington Times

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Might i suggest that all of these zero populationists nit-wits just GET A LIFE and that dose especialy to Paul Ehrlich and the nutcases from Having Kids from San Franfreakshow

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    Amber

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    How many kids does CBC earth muffin Susuki have ? Five ?
    How many houses do the scary global warmies own ?
    To bad the zero ‘s promoting the campaign had parents .

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      Sonnyhill

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      Has Prince Charles expressed regret over his progeny? If so, I missed it.
      British Airways and London profit from the tourism English royalty attracts. Long live the Queen.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Will all the over populationists wackos please report to the nearists disintigration chamber allow Ehrlich and company lead the way for their fellow lemmings after all Ehrlich and his POPULATION BOMB has fizzled and his POPULATION EXPLOSION Has anyone heard the soap bubble pop?

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    David Lewis

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    I know the United States and Japan are at zero population growth as far as birth rate, and suspect this is also true of Great Britain as in most industrial countries. So even if climate change was the pending disaster the environmentalists claim it is, having kids in industrial countries is not a problem.

    What drives population increase and needs to be stopped for reasons other than climate change is immigration.

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