Helping to save the earth, accidentally

I am at peace with my family in Singapore dying out for a few reasons, including unintentionally helping to fight climate change

Oops, my family in Singapore is accidentally helping to save the earth.

By dying out, by not having any more of us, we are making - by far - the biggest impact individuals can in fighting climate change. This is according to a study that identified the most effective ways people can cut their carbon emissions. At the top of its list is people having fewer children.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 28, 2018, with the headline 'Helping to save the earth, accidentally'. Print Edition | Subscribe