Yes, it's a big day for environmental "stories." We'll begin with a paper for the Optimum Population trust that declares:
"HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.
The paper by the Optimum Population Trust will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family's carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York. "
So remember all the horrible environmental consequences when you're planning a family. Don't think of that precious little bundle of depravity as a heritage from the Lord; think of him as a threatening little mass of carbon dioxide output.