I Took Control of my Biological Clock at Age 30
Aidan Madigan-Curtis

Ok, I’m a dad, I love my son, he is a young adult studying computer science at a university. However knowing what I know now, if I could go back in time I would not have any children at all.

With 7+ billion humans on the planet, we as a species are already well into ecological overshoot. We are currently using the resource equivalent of 1.5 planets. We are drawing down accumulated reserves of finite fossil sunshine in the form of coal, oil, and natural gas. Our global economy and our entire global agricultural system can only sustain us due to the inputs in energy, for transportation fuels, petrochemicals, pesticides, fertilizers all of which depend on fossil fuels.

Yes, there are alternatives we could transition to, however the laws of thermodynamics and especially ecosystem thermodynamics tell us that our current path is unsustainable. There is no way to continue supporting our current population let alone adding to it especially if that population aspires to a lifestyle such as the one maintained by residents of the OECD countries.

So my question is, why would any woman still want to go to the trouble of going through this whole process in order to freeze her eggs to be able to add another unsustainable human to the planet? If you really want to help please go and find a child to adopt! The money and resources spent on freezing eggs could support a whole village for a year in some parts of the world.

But seriously, take a long hard look at what is happening in the world at large, do you really want to put your own child into this world? I sure wish I hadn’t!

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