CHINA: Carbon Footprint of divorce a concern

CHINA: Interesting article about how the rising divorce rates in China could mean bad news for green house gas emissions, resulting in a very heavy carbon footprint. And presumably that’s because when divorce rates rise, the number of households increase. Obviously, in a country the size of China, the compounded effect of all these divorces and new blended families and households in incalculable, as would  be the effect on the environment.
The author cited a 2003 paper published in Nature Magazine to make his point: ”

“Rapid increase in household numbers, often manifested as urban sprawl, and resultant higher per capita resource consumption in smaller households, pose serious challenges to biodiversity conservation.”

Read more here: http://blogs.kqed.org/climatewatch/2010/10/17/the-carbon-footprint-of-divorce-in-china/