The destruction of the family is an ecological disaster as well as a social one. It creates more households and every expense is doubled. Two cookers, two TV's two everything. Twice as much power consumed, twice the land, twice everything. Britain will not get its CO2 emissions under control unless it reduces the total number of households- and it cannot do this unless it saves the family.
i don't agree with this statement, and find it to be a tad simplistic towards the real issues. In brief- there are many more things the UK could be doing in order to reduce its Carbon dioxide emmmisons, the doubling of households is not a major problem for a number of reasons
1) same number of people split over two households= same number of people= same ammount of energy required to cook meals, have baths, flush loos etc. just split over two houses. the only extra energy expendage is caused by electrical items such as the TV, and lights which would prevously have been shared. Heating is also a major factor, but these split families will have smaller houses presumably, which will often be easier to heat, especially when you consider the house pricing increase which means that many singletons are living in flats.
2) the UK population is now no longer rapidly rising, and is instead ageing and will grow smaller as time goes on. This leads to higher numbers of old people, and fewer children, resulting in an overall net decrease in population numbers. This is partially due to "womens liberation". This means less people are requiring energy, which leads to a lower net consumption of resources overall
3) there are so many things Britain could do better, before it starts worrying about carbon emmisions created by "double families" and the problems caused by them. Look at the airlines, look at the cars, look at the industry, look at the power plants, look all around you and you will see waste. Carbon Dioxide levels carry huge environmental impacts but the majority of it arises from our lifestyle of millions of cars, which are increasing all the time, and transport such as plane travel, which again is increasing. We have huge sprawling cities that waste energy in their very design, heating is inefficient, and green areas way too low.
often carbon dioxide creation will be slightly lower in families per person, but it is far from being THE reason behind carbon dioxide levels. In reality, the re-creation of the family will only have a small impact on overall carbon dioxide emmisions, and is far from a major issue.