While people like to claim they believe in climate change and want to work to help the planet, few people are as dedicated as a guy in California who got a vasectomy in order to fight climate change.
Writing in Outside Online, Wes Siler said he got engaged to his fiance and immediately began planning for the future, but then natural disasters happened, and *GASP* Donald Trump was elected President, and he began to question his desire to bring children in to the world:
We got engaged in June 2018, a couple months before a wildfire destroyed an entire town in California and another one wiped out sections of Malibu. Shortly after that, most of the Mississippi River basin flooded, something that might be the new normal, virtually eliminating the future for industrial agriculture throughout a region that produces much of this nation’s food. And, of course, the whole Donald Trump thing has been going on.
Is this a world we want to bring kids into? Is this a world it’s responsible to bring kids into?
Siler and his fiance then made some decisions. Instead of changing their personal lives to really help climate change in their own way, they decided to forgo any alterations to their personal lifestyle and instead decided to help by not having kids:
The image of personal climate change action doesn’t really match the reality. If I gave up my 15 mpg pickup truck—basically the mascot for climate inaction—and rode my bicycle everywhere, I’d save the planet 2.4 tons of carbon emissions a year. That’d be a massive sacrifice, but it’s nowhere near the carbon emissions I’ll save by skipping becoming a daddy, which comes in at around 58 tons annually, per kid. Any other action we could take, even all the actions we could ever possibly add up together, pale in comparison.
That’s because there are simply too many humans on this planet. We’ve all been told that driving an electric car or putting solar panels on our roofs will help, but that involves buying more stuff, which has a terrible impact on the environment, no matter how green the image. Two people deciding to make fewer humans eliminates the entire cycle of consumption that would fuel that kid’s life.
And so, Siler got the snip and has never looked back.
What a warrior.
Only not really. Natural disasters have been happening well before the industrial age, and have been recorded as far back as ancient Greece. I can imagine that if they had the same climate alarmists around back in the ancient times, they’d have been blaming Pompei on climate change, which they would say was brought about because we were farming the land and that was making the gods angry.
Even California wildfires have been recorded as happening far back as the 1870s. It’s not a man-made thing, it’s just the perfect environment for it. That said, there are a lot of man-made things that cause wildfires, but it’s more to do with infrastructure mismanagement in fire-prone areas than anything else.
The bottom line is that one man taking the venom out of his snake isn’t going to help fight climate change. Not only is America’s contribution to pollution laughable in the face of countries like China and India, but snipping your junk isn’t going to alter the cosmic balance of our solar system. Our planet will still rotate around the sun by varying degrees, sparking different events on the planet to occur.
But he and his comrades in the church of climate change will ignore me, and to that end, I say, “good.” The gene pool needs less stupid in it and bringing children into this world with that kind of ideological bent may very well hurt us in the end.
So thanks, vasectomy guy. You’re a damned hero.