Meteorologist Eric Holthaus Won't Fly Again or Have Children Because of Global Warming

| by Michael Allen

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus recently announced that he will never fly in a plane again or have children because of his concerns about man-made global warming.

Holthaus, who has reported on weather for the Wall Street Journal, announced his lifestyle changes on Twitter, which may include a vasectomy.

According to the Daily Mail, Holthaus (pictured with his wife) was responding to a report released last Friday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The report claimed it was "extremely likely" that humans have caused global warming.

On Friday afternoon, Holthaus, who now writes for Quartz, tweeted:

I just broke down in tears in boarding area at SFO while on phone with my wife. I've never cried because of a science report before. #IPCC

I realized, just now: This has to be the last flight I ever take. I'm committing right now to stop flying. It's not worth the climate.

No children, happy to go extinct, which in and of itself, carries a certain sadness. #IPCC

Carbon footprint of activities: eating meat (0.8 tons/yr) long haul flight (2.2 t) having a baby (9441 t) #lastflight

I'm thinking of vasectomy.

The IPCC report has prompted international calls to control emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

"If this isn't an alarm bell, then I don't know what one is. If ever there were an issue that demanded greater cooperation, partnership, and committed diplomacy, this is it," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to the IPCC report.

Sources: Twitter and Daily Mail