there is a family down the road from me who have 12 children, let me repeat that 12 children. They are called the D's becouse every one of the kids names begins with a D.
The father is a nice enough chappy but neither him or his wife work and they have been given 2 council houses to house the brood. Each rubbish day they leave out 4 wheelie bins and on recyling day there is never a box left outside.
Now I worry about the amount of washing my little girl produces as we use washable nappies and struggle with the idea of 'pampers' nappies spending up to 100-500 years to degarde fully. I shudder to think what the D's have produced and consumed as they appear to be lacking the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding the impact they are having.
For me, two children will replace my wife and I and even though by living in the west they will consume a trillion time more than a similar family in botswana, i hope we will instill in them a reverence and respect for the earth which will hopefully help reduce the burden they place on it.