Eco-Friendly Case For Marriage

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Stay together... for the sake of the environment?

Divorce worsens climate change, said Australian Senator Steve Fielding at a Senate hearing on environmental issues in Canberra, Australia, reports Reuters.

His reasoning? Couples that split use more rooms, more electricity and more water thereby increasing their carbon footprint.

Fielding, who heads Australia's Family First political party, was quoted by the Australian Associated Press saying, “We understand there is a social problem (with divorce), but now we're seeing there is also environmental impact as well on the footprint.”

Hmm. Along these lines, this slogan should work, too, no? Shack Up, Save the Planet! In the name of resource cutting, and reducing carbon footprints, couples that live together can save electricity and... wait a second. Does this mean that married couples routinely shower together?

I am guessing Fielding wouldn't go for it. There are much more effective ways of cutting down pollution levels. And surely there are much better reasons to save a marriage.