Being green is all the rage and the London Times has come up with a new solution: have fewer children. According to a recent article, if a family has two children instead of three that family reduces their annual carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights between New York and London. 620 flights–that’s nothing to laugh at (unlike dead baby jokes. You should definitely laugh at those). The Times argues that “having large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights [or] driving a 4×4 car.” Looks like the Chinese were right, you guys.
Takebacktheisland whole heartedly concurs and we’d like to take this argument a little further. We want to nominate all the Park Slope co-op shoping moms as the next enviromental criminals. So, the next time Al Gore looks to point the finger at someone, let’s not blame the SUVs but instead the moms and their brood inside them. A piece of advice for you Manhattan mommies: instead of cramming your four brats into a Prius, tie your tubes and get a Vespa.