Future generations risk inheriting an overcrowded, suffocating planet. Taking action may mean what was taboo is now common sense. For Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the answer is reducing birth rates – and not in the places you might expect

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Here, two philosophers, Travis Rieder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Rebecca Kukla of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown, discuss the morality of deciding to have children in a world threatened by environmental degradation and the fraught ethics of encouraging people to opt for smaller families

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Our Travis Rieder joins The Climate Changer Podcast to discuss the moral dilemma of whether to have children in a resource-constrained, climate changing world

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Listen now as our Travis Rieder joins the APA’s Medical Mind podcast to describe his experience of opioid withdrawal after a serious accident and outline a bioethical framework for opioid prescribing

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Reconsider having kids. “Having children is a sacred cow in most countries,” Travis Rieder, Research Scholar at the John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics tells SBS about the unpopularity for moral or policy discussion of this issue. “However, we aren’t living in normal times, in which we have the luxury of discussing only ‘easy’ environmental options.”

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Billboards and Breeding

April 26, 2017

Our Travis Rieder joins the Species Barrier Podcast hosts to discuss the question “should we be having children in the age of climate change?”

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Listen now: Part 2 of a conversation with our Travis Rieder focuses fertility reduction policies that might be ethical and acceptable

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

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