Listen now as our Travis Rieder joins the Conversation Earth podcast to discuss climate change and the morality of procreation

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Given the uncertainty of outcomes of our potential children, and given the many problems humanity faces due to overpopulation, is it morally acceptable to have children? Travis Rieder and I discuss that question and many related ones in a fascinating philosophy edition of SIO!

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Dear Mr. Trump

November 28, 2016

Climate Policy Puts Lives in Your Hands. Travis Rieder on Mr. Trump’s moral responsibility to pursue environmental policies that limit human suffering and death

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Listen as our Travis Rieder joins Dave Gardner, host of the Overpopulation Podcast, to discuss “the ethics of having children on an overpopulated, climate-disrupted planet

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Recent research suggests climate change will lead to troubling social and economic damages, including a severe drop in global GDP

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Misplaced skepticism of the science. Science is hard. Seeing patterns in noisy data requires statistical expertise, for instance. Climate data is very noisy: we shouldn’t rely on common sense to analyse it. We are instead forced to use the assessment of experts

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According to our guest bioethicist, Travis Rieder, having less children is a move to consider as we look to the future of our planet. Join us this hour as we explore how overpopulation and climate change have intersected with the morality of having kids

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The alternative? “Give up your toys.” Our Travis Rieder speaks with Bloomberg’s Eric Roston about his work towards a small family ethic

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