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Eric Holthaus, Meteorologist, Tweets That He Will Never Fly Again

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Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist who has covered weather for the Wall Street Journal, tweeted that he will no longer fly on planes after a grim climate-change report left him in tears. Holthaus, who now writes for Quartz, was reacting to findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a well-respected body that includes 195 member countries, which released a report on Friday that found it is "extremely likely" that humans are causing warming trends seen in the last several decades. It also revised upwards its estimates of the increase in sea levels by the end of the 21st century. Holthaus took the news hard, and vowed to reduce his carbon footprint by giving up on air travel.

Holthaus didn't stop there. He said he has also decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and has considered having a vasectomy.

UPDATE 9/28: Holthaus tweeted Saturday that "we haven't yet decided not to have kids. That's an incredibly personal decision."

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