Thursday, February 26, 2009

Divorce is bad for the environment; not too good for families either!

Maybe this is something the greenies can appreciate, that divorce causes more households, and more travel (the weekend shuffle of children) which generates more carbon emissions. Hearing that it destroys children's lives was not enough. Judith Wallerstein found that out with a groundbreaking longitudinal study which she describes in her book, "The Hidden Legacy of Divorce". Read a review here.
Maybe they care more for the environment than for children, oh wait, we already knew that environmentalists don't care about babies!

Senator Fielding from Australia is causing waves with comments like this:
Meanwhile, Senator Fielding - one of 16 children and a husband of 20 years - yesterday continued his battle to explain the many benefits of sticking it out in a marriage.

He said broken families had larger carbon footprints because people moved out, needed to find new accommodation and new utility services."
We understand that there is a social problem (with divorce), but now we're seeing there is also environmental impact as well on the footprint," he said.
Leave it to an aussie to get in trouble with too much truth!

Divorce is parents laying their crosses down;
on the shoulders of their children.

Read the entire article here.

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