"I refuse": Miley Cyrus is going on BirthStrike. And she's not alone.

Miley Cyrus doesn’t want to have children, and it’s all because of climate change.

The singer has shared that she and her husband, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, have decided they will not expand their family because of the impact overpopulation is having on the earth.

In an interview with Elle Magazine, the 26-year-old stated: “The earth is angry.”

“We’ve been doing the same thing to the earth that we do to women,” she said to journalist Molly Lambert.

“We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it’s exhausted. It can’t produce. We’re getting handed a piece-of-s**t planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child.

She continued: “Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that. We don’t want to reproduce because we know that the earth can’t handle it.”

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Cyrus’ admission is part of a growing global movement called “BirthStrike”, which involves couples deciding they will not bear children due to the ecological crisis.

The movement comes after the United Nations warned in 2018 that the plant has 11 years to prevent catastrophic climate change that will create irreversible damage.

Population Matters is a charity in the United Kingdom that advocates for a sustainable population, stating that “our population has become so large that the earth cannot cope”. According to the organisation, of which David Attenborough is a patron, we now add one billion humans to the earth every 12-15 years.

“Every additional person increases carbon emissions — the rich more than the poor — and increases the number of climate change victims – the poor more than the rich,” they explain on their website.



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United Nations predicts in 2030 there will be 8.5 billion people living on earth, and this could increase to 11 billion by 2100 unless measures are taken to stabilise population growth.

It’s not just overseas that this movement is taking place, with statistics showing Australian women are also reconsidering reproduction.

According to a 2019 survey conducted by The Australian Conservation Foundation and 1 Million Women, one in three women under 30 revealed they are reconsidering having children or more children because they are worried about the future of the earth.

For women between 30 and 39, the figure was one in five women who said climate change has made them reconsider having children.