We all talk about how we would love to save the planet. But, when it really comes down to it, how far are we willing to go to do our part.

According to Sciencemag.org, having children is the most destructive thing a person can do to the environment.

"By not having a child, the carbon footprint of an individual living in a developed country would be reduced on average by an extra 58.6 tons of carbon dioxide every year, based on current emission rates."

But, mom and dad before you start giving your kid a dirty look, there are 3 other things you can do to help the environment...eat less meat, get rid of your car and fly less.

If my parents had read this study before I was born, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be here to tell you about it today.

[via: Sciencemag.org]