Ocasio-Cortez: Is it 'okay' to still have kids with climate change?

She also highlighted that couples who have just finished college have to deal with $30,000 to $40,000 in student loan debt, making the decision even harder.

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March 1, 2019 19:01
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Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY)

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) crosses her self before drawing 40 during a lottery for office assignments on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. (photo credit: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS)

 
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Congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has suggested that its legitimate for people to question whether or not it’s safe to have children, as climate continues to shake the world and threaten humanity.

She made the comments during an Instagram Live video to her two million followers earlier this week while chopping vegetables in her kitchen.

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

She also highlighted during the video that couples who have just finished college have to deal with $30,000 to $40,000 in student loan debt, making the decision even harder.

The controversial remarks were made as she continues to defend her so-called Green New Deal, which aims to radically transform the US economy by 2030. She commented that she has “set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast,” later saying that she meant “emissions from cows.”

The plan aims also include"guaranteed" federal jobs, "universal health care," and "food security."

Several members of her own party have criticized the plan saying that while the goals are great, it’s unrealistic and is a “pipe dream.”


The socialist Democrat, as she describes herself, responded on Wednesday that “some people are like, 'Oh, it's unrealistic, oh it's fake, oh it doesn't address this little minute thing. And I'm like, 'You try! You do it.' 'Cause you're not. 'Cause you're not. So, until you do it, I'm the boss. How 'bout that?"

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