Procreative Externalities (and bad moral advice) revisited

There's an interesting podcast with ethicist Travis Rieder (ht: Daily Nous) discussing the ethics of having kids in light of climate change.  Rieder suggests that it's morally problematic
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There's an interesting podcast with ethicist Travis Rieder (ht: Daily Nous) discussing the ethics of having kids in light of climate change.  Rieder suggests that it's morally problematic to have children at all, and probably out of bounds to have more than one, given the immense "carbon footprint" of the decision (especially in the US).  This one decision, after all, can be expected to make more of a difference than everything else in your life combined (especially once you build in the likelihood that your child will themselves, at some point down the line, have further children of their own).  At one point they mention estimates that a lifetime of recycling saves 19 tons (iirc) of CO2-equivalent, whereas the long-term legacy of reproducing is estimated at 9000 tons.In line with my previous post on the topic, there are two main points I'd like to highlight in response.1) Given that you can offset carbon for around $1 per ton, these numbers are actually relatively. . .

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