Take fewer car trips. Holiday at home. Eat less red meat.

Or how about skipping children?

As scientists warn that humankind is staring down the barrel of catastrophic climate change, members of one group, dubbed BirthStrike, have responded by voluntarily foregoing parenthood.

"I really want a kid," its founder, 33-year-old British musician Blythe Pepino, told CNN this month.

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"I love my partner and I want a family with him but I don't feel like this is a time that you can do that."

Blythe Pepino isn't having children because of the effects on the environment. Photo / Supplied
Blythe Pepino isn't having children because of the effects on the environment. Photo / Supplied

Her small but headline-grabbing group describes itself as a "radical acknowledgement that our planet has entered a

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