Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Environmentalists Pro Marriage?

That's right... Forget the harm to the family that divorce does, people should stay together because divorce harms the environment.

Divorce leaves more than a trail of legal documents, stinging egos and uprooted kids. The split-ups wreak havoc on the environment.

A global trend of soaring divorce rates has led to a surge in the number of households with fewer people. The result: We collectively devour more space and gobble up more energy and water, say the authors of a new study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Not only the United States, but also other countries, including developing countries such as China and places with strict religious policies regarding divorce, are having more divorced households," said co-author Jianguo Liu of Michigan State University. "The consequent increases in consumption of water and energy and using more space are being seen everywhere."

The study gives the down and dirty truths on exactly how much of Mother Nature's resources go down the tubes when unions are severed. But the remedy for such "squander" is made for TV: Fall back in love, or at least cohabitate.

Read the rest here.

That's right... Don't stay married because it's the right thing to do, either for yourselves or for your children. Do it to reduce your 'carbon footprint.' 

Egads, folks, where does this insanity end?

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