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Not having Children

Updated: Jan 10

This CNN Opinion intern's article hits the nail on the head:

“If temperatures weren’t rising, I’d choose the name “Athena” for a girl. If the rivers were safe, I’d choose “William” for a boy. If I could breathe clean air on my morning commute, I’d paint the nursery a warm yellow. If I could see hope for a sustainable future on this planet, I wouldn’t be spending time mourning the children I’ll probably never have.” ...Under today’s environmental and political climate, I find it is better to regret not having children than regret having them.”

Housing crisis or overpopulation? Developers and media tout "housing crisis" as if our housing has disappeared over the years. Nothing could be further from the truth, housing has sprawled skyward and outward in most of the big cities around our country – especially in Denver. Denver has experienced rapid growth over the past years: Denver gained more than 50,000 new households from 2010-2021, an increase of 22 percent. In 2022 alone, the metro area saw a glut of newly filed permits: 13,368 for new apartments and 10,104 for new single-family homes, according to a new report from Apartment List. Apartment buildings are being erected everywhere. Small, historic homes, buildings, open space, landscapes and trees are disappearing under acres of concrete and buildings. Denver does not have a "housing crisis" – we have a human overpopulation problem. As more and more people move here, and as more children of people who live here grow up, the more the pricing of housing increases due to the immense increase in demand. The reason that housing has become so expensive is simply because we are overpopulating our city. It's time to slow this train down.



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