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Is it OK to have children?Meehan Crist
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Is it OK to have children?

Meehan Crist

Given what we know about the future of the planet, is having children a matter of consumer choice, of political conviction, or something an authority will eventually decide for us? Meehan Crist explores the debate about the ethics of childbearing in the age of climate crisis. She addresses the relationship between BP and the British Museum, the implications of culture-washing, and the logic of cultural divestment initiative.

Read a written version of Crist’s lecture below.

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