Sad and tragic: that's what some people are calling an effort by climate alarmists to go on a “birth strike."
The warning has been coming for years that man's burning of fossil fuels is contributing to warmer temperatures and resulting in bigger, more powerful storms. Because of this, CNN reports some people are making the decision not to have children.
"I really want a kid," said birth strike organizer and British musician Blythe Pepino, in an interview with CNN. "I love my partner and I want a family with him, but I don't feel like this is a time that you can do that."
More than 330 people have joined the birth strike. According to Pepino, 80 percent of them are women.
James Taylor, senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute, says these people are making a decision not to have a child who could be the next influential leader, or doctor, or environmental scientist.
"There is an opportunity cost every time you snuff out a human life," he says. "She's saying, No, I'm not going to allow my future child, who I want to have, to ever exist…because I am so caught up in this fictitious climate crisis. It truly is sad...and tragic.'"