A San Francisco-based environmental organization is pushing population control as a means to battle climate change.
Having Kids — an organization that believes having smaller families is an effective strategy for protecting the environment — is openly admonishing leaders around the world for having too many babies.
During a recent trip to Poland, the British royal family was presented with a baby toy. Elated at the gift, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and a mother of two, joked that she would need to have more children.
“We will just have to have more babies,” she said to her husband, Prince William.
Having Kids was not happy with the comment.
— Having Kids (@HavingKids) July 28, 2017
In a serious rebuttal, the organization issued an open-letter response to William and Kate.
“We read with interest your statements about having more children.”
“We wanted to offer a few thoughts for your consideration,” the group stated. “As you know and appreciate, the example the British Royal Family sets is extremely influential. Many studies also show that public figures serve as effective role models when it comes to family planning. Your discussion of having a larger family raises compelling issues of sustainability and equity.”
The group went on to say that having more children could ultimately hurt the environment, resulting in severe flooding, deadlier heatwaves, more instances of malaria and wildlife extinctions.
It’s not the first time Having Kids has admonished world leaders for their personal family choices.
The organization previously hit President Donald Trump, a father of five, for “role modeling a completely unsustainable family of five children that are greedily consuming resources our children will need in the future.”
In response to a negative pushback against its open letter to the British royal family, Having Kids executive director Anne Green referred to much of the criticism as “eugenicist rants” from white racists and bloggers who are “creepily obsessed” with celebrity babies. (For more from the author of “Environmentalists Criticize Royal Family for Having Too Many Children” please click HERE)