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Answer to population, pollution

I think the world has reached its tipping point in population and pollution. The increasing unemployment among the young bespeaks a world where there is no room for the upcoming generation. The increasing CO2 levels will create an environment in which it is increasingly difficult for people to thrive. What to do about it?

Free all women globally to have 100 percent of the decision-making power over reproductive rights, and don’t have children if you can’t afford to give them a good life. Wanting to have children is a normal urge, but not all parents are good parents. As a friend suggested, maybe we should require people to pass a test and get a license before they have children.

Candy Frankel

Spokane


 

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