These hypocritical parents. The 1.5 kid-household spends as much CO2 as the large family household does, if not more.
Heat, Electricity, Gas – About the same.
Cars, Vacations (air travel), Clothes, Food (more eating out, less buying in bulk) Etc., Etc. – Much more for the 1.5ers, even in absolute terms.
I raised family break-down as an issue that would harm the Environment (i.e. now you have 2 households and double the emissions) during one of my all-candidate debates in the 2007 Ontario Provincial Election. All I received was blank stares from the other candidates.
Apparently, it was outside of their David Suzuki-boxed thinking on the Environment.
The problem today isn’t with the flakes in the Environmental movement spreading their fraud. The problem is with a culture which has been dumbed-down to the point that it can’t think for itself but feels the need to regurgitate the latest thing that Suzuki or Al Gore has to say.