The left has long been warning the younger generation that unless we solve global warming – right NOW – the planet will soon be uninhabitable (sic). The fear tactics are paying off, sort of:
“According to a global study of 10,000 people aged 16 to 25, an astonishing 39 per cent said they were hesitant to have children one day because they’re so scared of climate change.”
The media is seizing on this finding as further evidence that we have to shutdown all fossil fuel usage immediately or there will be no more children.
This is twisted logic. The reason more 20 and 30 something’s are going childless is the shameful indoctrination campaign by the climate alarmists that has scared the hell out of young people. Why bring kids into the world if they are going to confront a planetary apocalyptic ending very soon?
This is reminiscent of the population bomb scare/hoax of the 1960s and 1970s that persuaded many women not to have kids in order to do their part to save the planet.
The solution is for the climate change industrial complex to turn down the rhetorical heat, so to speak, before it is too late. During the era of population bomb hysteria, many women didn’t realize the “science” was all false until they were beyond child-bearing age. And so they went childless – which is not a great path to happiness and fulfillment.
There may be a positive Darwinian outcome here with stupid liberals duped by this false crisis ceasing to reproduce and freedom lovers continuing to make lots of babies.