Jennifer Lopez hates the environment

Scientific research has revealed that divorce is harmful to the environment (in more than one way):

“A married household actually uses resources more efficiently than a divorced household,” said Jianguo Liu, an ecologist at Michigan State University whose analysis of the environmental impact of divorce appears in this week’s online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

More households means more use of land, water and energy, three critical resources, Liu explained in a telephone interview.

What can we do about this? The first step is to recognize the problem.

“People have been talking about how to protect the environment and combat climate change, but divorce is an overlooked factor that needs to be considered,” Liu said.

How about assembling an international panel to draft a protocol to regulate divorce rates in each country? Of course we’ll go easy on less-developed countries that may just be getting around to discovering how annoying it can be to live with the same spouse for over a year.

By the way, gay marriage is good for the environment!



3 responses to “Jennifer Lopez hates the environment

  1. Man, what does one say in response to such a post? I mean, obviously there’s very little we do that isn’t somehow “harmful” to the environment, so it’s no stretch to include divorce on that long list. But you’re right, we’ve overlooked the impact of divorce on global warming for far too long. I mean, I wasn’t convinced that divorce was really that bad of a thing until I realized it was related to global warming. In fact, global warming has replaced Hitler (or terrorism, for that matter) as the quintessential face of evil. Now, if you want to prove that anything is evil, just relate it to global warming!

  2. Ooh, that reminds me of something I’ve been wanting to write about. I’ll have to get to that…

  3. Off topic, but I got a post on my blog recently that is from a “group” that apparently supports violence against teachers on my blog. It seems too stupid to be true, but there it is, and I think it should be something people see for themselves.

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