Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Marriage is Green

New Scientist has posted an article by Andy Coghlan concerning the effects of divorce on our environment.

In the US, for example, 627 billion gallons of water, the use of 38 million rooms, and 734 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity would have been saved in 2005 alone if no-one had got divorced.
In the same year, divorced households spent 46% more on electricity and 56% more on water per person than if they had stayed married. And following a split, US households consumed 42 to 61% more resources per person than while married.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you think that environmentalists will rule out divorce for the green cause?
-How far do we take this mode of thinking? Communes?
-How should those who hold religous beliefs respond to such statistics?
-Do you think God tells us not to divorce (with a certain exception) not only for our own personal good, but also for the good of others and the world as a whole?
-Should saving the planet be a cause for marriage or living together?

1 comment:

Timm said...

Scientists crack me up. You can make any number say anything you want. This is jeberish to me. I might sugest that we not get divorced because God says so, but....