Some of the statistics in the book are staggering. For one thing, Americans seem to be contributing to much of the environmental impact : “We consume about five times more resources per person than the rest of the world combined . . . and with countries like India and China trying to match our lifestyles, it does become an issue of too many people,” Foster said.
Though a great deal of child-free adults do cite overpopulation as a reason for not having kids, not all make the decision for environmental reasons. Said Foster, "I’ve found that it’s really hard to say that child-free people choose not to have children because of this or that; everyone’s reasons are individual . . . You should make the decision based on what you want in your life."
No Way Baby! uses the author’s detailed research, interviews with 50 child-free Americans, analyses of pop culture and media, and her own insightful narrative to examine an question that seems out of the ordinary even today: What if you don’t want kids?