Two interesting articles today about environmentalism — not just as a feel-good weekend activity, but as a way of life, a religion and, yes folks, a rationale for birth control. Can Al GoreAl GoreOvernight Energy: Trump officials defend fossil fuels, nuclear at UN climate summit | Dems commit to Paris goals | Ex-EPA lawyers slam 'sue and settle' policy Al Gore: A new president in 2020 could keep US in Paris agreement Ron Klain: ‘It’s not even going to be that close’ MORE purchasing carbon emission credits from Planned Parenthood be too far in the future? No, I dare say not.

"John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT and emeritus professor of family planning at University College London, said: 'The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights.The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child.'

"In his latest comments, the academic says that when couples are planning a family they should be encouraged to think about the environmental consequences.

"'The decision to have children should be seen as a very big one and one that should take the environment into account,' he added.

"Professor Guillebaud says that, as a general guideline, couples should produce no more than two offspring."
— The Australian

And in other news:
"Playing equal parts visionary, cheerleader and comedian, Al Gore brought his message of how to fight global warming to a capacity crowd of receptive architects Saturday in San Antonio.

"The former vice president referred continually to a 'new way of thinking' that is emerging in the country and offered hope in the battle to control the effects global warming will have on the planet.

"'It's in part a spiritual crisis,' Gore told the crowd in the Convention Center at the American Institute of Architects national convention. 'It's a crisis of our own self-definition — who we are. Are we creatures destined to destroy our own species? Clearly not.'" — San Antonio Express-News