"In discussions about climate change, we tend to focus on the carbon emissions of an individual over his or her lifetime," said study team member Paul Murtaugh. "Those are important issues and it's essential that they should be considered. But an added challenge facing us is continuing population growth and increasing global consumption of resources."
Reproductive choices haven't gained as much attention in the consideration of human impact to the Earth, Murtaugh said. When an individual produces a child - and that child potentially produces more descendants in the future - the effect on the environment can be many times the impact produced by a person during their lifetime.
Here is a simple fact - the earth was made for us, not us for the earth. We must be good
stewards of the earth, but one human person is greater than all of the rest of creation. "Reproductive choices" should not be made based upone our carbon footprint, but the will of God and the prudence of the married couple (hopefully).
Environmentalism has quickly become the new god of our culture.