In a long fearmongering fluff piece titled "Should We Be Having Kids in the Age of Climate Change?" about how the world is overpopulated and too many people = man-made global warming so we're all gonna die unless we stop procreating, NPR is promoting not only all of that propaganda, but the idea that people in developed nations should be carbon taxed by the government for having children.
By 2050, it is estimated that every developed nation on the planet will be facing a population with twice as many elderly people as young people. This is happening all over the place. As the workforce shrinks and older citizens retire, countries like Japan that are suffering what has been dubbed "demographic suicide" are actually trying to pay their younger populace to reproduce.
NPR and its current climate change profile darling Travis Rieder, Assistant Director for Education Initiatives at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins, say they should not only stop doing that immediately but should actually tax people for having kids at all.