Ocasio-Cortez’s Climate Change Question: ‘Is it Okay to Still Have Children?’

‘When it comes to climate in particular we’re actually screwed…’

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(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said young people should ask themselves if it’s “okay to still have children” in the wake of climate change and student loan debt.

In an Instagram Live video over the weekend, Ocasio-Cortez said the question of whether to have children is a “legitimate” one, and one millennials should start asking themselves now.

“Our planet is going to face disaster if we don’t turn this ship around,” she said. “And so it’s basically like, there is a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult and it does lead, I think young people, to have a legitimate question. Ya know, should—is it okay to still have children?”

“Not just financially because people are graduating with 20, 30, 100 thousand dollars of student loan debt so they can’t even afford to have kids in the house, but there’s also just this basic moral question, like, what do we do?” she continued.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to say that her proposed Green New Deal — a radical, socialist plan to eliminate carbon waste in 10 years — would make it easier for young adults to continue having children.

“Even if you don’t have kids, there are still children here in the world and we have a moral obligation to them to leave a better world to them,” she said.

Climate change is a “global threat to the planet,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.

“When it comes to climate in particular we’re actually screwed,” she said. “At this point, we don’t even have to prove it. Just walk outside in the winter in a lot of places, and it’s, either way worse than you’re used to, or way warmer than you’re used to. Hurricanes, storms, wildfires —We are dying now.”