Monday, July 16, 2007

Children of Men?

Does anyone else find this article disturbing? Is it true? Apparently so: See here, here, and here for confirmation of the story.

So what do we do about this and other pollutants like it? Or perhaps better questions would be, What do we do about other pollutants with this effect? and Why aren't we doing the same with this one?

HT: Crossed the Tiber and Vox Nova

1 comment:

Edmund C. said...

Scott, I heard about that a while back, and as far as I can tell, it's true. But, I don't know that there's anything that we personally can do about it, since our culture is inextricably wedded to its oral contraceptives.

I would love to see something about this hit the mainstream media, but I doubt it ever will because it will create a cognitive dissonance among contracepting environmentalists, which at least in theory includes a substantial percentage, maybe even a majority, of the American public.

From what I've read, this scientific evidence is much more compelling than global warming ;-)