Stay Married and Save the Planet

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Staying married used to be considered a social  rather than an environmental issue.

But according to Aussie Senator Steve Fielding we should all be staying married to help save the planet.  He told a recent Senate hearing in the Australian capital Canberra that divorce only made climate change worse.

When couples separate they need two houses instead of one, which means they need more electricity and water. Divorce, he says, is one factor that can diminish the efficiency of housing and increase mankind’s carbon footprint.

Such a “resource-inefficient lifestyle” meant it would be better for the planet if couples stay married, he says. During the hearing, the senator read out quotes from a U.S. report that advocated his stance.

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