Deseret News
Letter to the editor

How is it that Sen. Mike Lee could suggest that having more children is a solution to the current crisis of climate change? Do we really want to live in a world where we will be asking those same children one day soon to address the stark reality of the global warming that we ourselves have neglected?

23 comments on this story

This is a crisis that threatens our very existence. If some among us really believe that having large families is some kind of solution to our very real problems, it seems to me they have entirely forgotten that 1) our state has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation; 2) each and every winter we have the worst air quality in the nation; and yet 3) we continue to spend less on education, per pupil, than any other state.

If Lee was correct about overpopulation resulting in great new innovations, we’d surely have none of these problems. We routinely outstrip all of the other states with our high birth rates.

Thomas Thompson

Salt Lake City