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Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez right to ask if the climate means we should have fewer children?

On Instagram, the congresswoman said millennials are choosing to be childless because of the climate crisis. But that approach risks overlooking systematic factorsAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, freshman congresswoman and social media sensation, has taken time out from baiting Donald Trump and establishment members of her own party to raise a profound moral question for us all: in light of the escalating climate emergency, should we still be having children?During a recent Q&A live-streamed on Instagram, apparently shot while she was pottering in her kitchen, the rising star of the Democratic party - and one of the few frontline politicians to get the scale of the environmental emergency - pulled no punches in telling viewers that unless we take urgent, radical action on emissions, there is no hope for the future. "It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult, and it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK to still have children?" Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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