Duncan Macmillan

Lungs

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‘I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.’
In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child but are running out of time. If they over think it, they’ll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster. They want to have a child for the right reasons. Except, what exactly are the right reasons? And what will be the first to destruct — the planet or the relationship?
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48 printed pages
Original publication
2011
Publication year
2011
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    Ivana Reynosohas quoted3 years ago
    Look, alright, listen, you have to understand alright, I’m thinking out loud here so please just let me talk just let me think it through out loud please
    Dmitry Grigorievhas quoted7 years ago
    I wish I’d read more when I was younger. Or just, maybe slept with more people. Or travelled. It’s going to be harder to travel now you know,
    Dmitry Grigorievhas quoted7 years ago
    W
    I did some maths. How many plane trips? London to New York?
    M
    I
    W
    two thousand five hundred and fifty.
    M
    two / thousand
    W
    I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child.
    M
    You’re having second thoughts.
    W
    Ten thousand tonnes of CO
    2
    . That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.
    M
    You / wouldn’t be giving
    W
    and if we had a second it doesn’t just double because the chances of them reproducing and how many they might have and how many their children’s children might have and how many their children’s children’s children might have that goes up exponentially.
    Fuck recycling or electric cars, fuck energy efficient fucking light bulbs, unless educated, thoughtful people like us stop making babies the world is totally fucking fucked.
    M
    We should talk about this.

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