Moral Basis for Small Families: Travis Rieder #206


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With human activity disrupting the climate, do we have a moral imperative not to have children, or to have only one child? Bioethicist Travis Rieder dares to explore this bold question with sensitivity and scientific rigor. Rieder shares his logic in the short book, Toward a Small Family Ethic: How Overpopulation and Climate Change are Affecting the Morality of Procreation. It starts with the fact that deciding not to have one child is over 20 times more effective at reducing carbon footprint than a lifetime doing the six most common “green” activities. Visit for more information, to subscribe to our weekly email announcement, and/or to support the non-profit Conversation Earth project with a donation. Please ask your local public or community radio station to carry this series.

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