Tuesday, 04 Dec, 2007 Environment

Divorces Cause Global Warming, Study Says


Environmentalists warn that increasing number of divorces causes global warming and people should think twice before making a decision that has a crucial impact on our environment.

As experts from Michigan State University explain, the use of natural resources becomes less efficient if woman moves out to a new place after divorce. As a result, more land of housing is needed with increased expenditure on utilities.

Jianguo Liu, lead author of the study said that there are fewer people in the divorced households and the resource efficiency used per person is much lower than in married households. The study included data of 12 countries with 3,283 households from the United States, Brazil, Ecuador, Kenya, Mexico, Spain and other countries.

It was revealed that households of divorced couples resulted in 61 percent increase of number of rooms per person, 46 percent increase of expenditures on electricity and 56 percent increase of consumption of water in comparison to households of married couples. This also contributes to more waste.

However, if you are concerned about your impact on the environment there is hope. When those people remarry (or cohabit), the environmental tally sheet corrects itself, Liu said.

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49 votes

//4 Nov 27, 2009 11:42 AM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
//3, I don't think children do affect anyhow the global warming... and divorces.. how can they affect?
50 votes

//3 Nov 19, 2008 02:52 PM | posted by: martyfmelb [InfoTOT]
The net environmental impact of divorces depends on whether kids tend to be had before or after a divorce (I'm better on "after").

So! Don't have children, then divorce.
Also, don't have children and then divorce. :-)
45 votes

//2 Jul 27, 2008 07:09 PM | posted by: snsuresh [InfoMANIAC]
46 votes

//1 Apr 14, 2008 04:42 PM | posted by: snsuresh [InfoMANIAC]
may be in future it cause a serious impacts on global warming

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