We all know that divorce can be expensive if things get very bitter between former partners, but what you might not have realised is that getting divorced can also be harmful to the earth. The message is clear, avoid getting divorced to save the planet.
This startling revelation has come from an Australian senator, who believes that married men are better for the earth than single men as single men are more wasteful. His belief is that getting divorced accelerates climate change, having a negative impact on the state of the planet.
The theory is that couples who separate need to live separate lives, with two properties, more electricity and a greater carbon footprint. According the senator Steve Fielding:
We understand that there is a social problem (with divorce), but now we’re seeing there is also environmental impact as well on the footprint.
This means that the earth is better off, and climate change will be helped, if couples stay together instead of getting divorced.
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking for reasons to save your marriage, perhaps saving the earth could be one of them?