Ocasio-Cortez on climate change: ‘Is it OK to still have children?’

By Michael Bastasch

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posed a question to her supporters during a streaming conversation from her kitchen Sunday night: “Is it okay to still have children” because of global warming?

There is a “[s]cientific 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,” Ocasio-Cortez said before going on to ask, “Is it okay to still have children?”

“Not just financially because people are graduating with 20, 30, $100,000 worth of student loan debt, and so they can’t even afford to have kids and a house, but also just this basic moral question, like ‘what do we do?’” Ocasio-Cortez continued.

“And even if you don’t have kids, there are still children here in the world and we have a moral obligation to leave a better world for them,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to criticize California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, for not bowing to pressure from young environmental activists who visited Capitol Hill Friday. The activists were there to push a Green New Deal resolution championed by Ocasio-Cortez.

The Sunrise Movement tweeted out the interaction between Feinstein and group of children and teenagers, framing it as treating the young activists “with smugness [and] disrespect.”

However, the Sunrise Movement only promoted one short two-minute clip of the interaction, and reporters quickly noticed the full exchange was much more pleasant than what environmentalists initially claimed.

“We had a spirited discussion and I presented the group with my draft resolution that provides specific responses to the climate change crisis, which I plan to introduce soon,” Feinstein said in a statement released after her exchange with young activists.

“I always welcome the opportunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine,” Feinstein said.

During her exchange with young activists, Feinstein said the Green New Deal had no chance of passing the Senate and that she disagrees with some of the language used in the bill.

However, Ocasio-Cortez criticized Feinstein for dismissing the Green New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez said global warming was “going to kill us” if nothing was done to stop it.

The freshman Democrat joined Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey to introduce Green New Deal resolutions in early February.

The “Green New Deal” resolution calls for completely overhauling the U.S. economy with “10-year national mobilizations” to get greenhouse gas emissions to “net-zero” while also implementing a series welfare policies opponents labeled socialist.

Republicans oppose the resolutions, and Democrats are divided over the legislation.

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7 thoughts on “Ocasio-Cortez on climate change: ‘Is it OK to still have children?’

  1. AOC talks about student debt, so… What ever happened to the idea that college students take part time jobs and go to school part time and actually EARN their degrees and start out w/out debt???? How novel!!!! In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that was a regular practice. Another thing to look at is joining the Armed Services and getting college paid for a a benefit of serving your country… Actually serving it instead of taking, taking, taking…

    • Nobody can work 20 part time jobs.This is the amount you would need to work to pay for 21st century tuition.You can’t even pay for your rent working part time anymore.

      The G.I. Bill used to pay full tuition and enough for living expenses.It’s paltry now by comparison.Different world now,and none too friendly to young people starting out.I believe the elder generations will soon be held to account the world we leave them.A world of poverty,pollution,and insurmountable national debt.

  2. OK. Let’s compromise. No More Minority children. How’s that? They have been breeding in this country like rabbits, for years. Whites are now at zero population growth. Despite the Democrats trying to rid the country of Blacks through abortion, they are still growing in population…right now 13% of the population (you thought it was more, right? With all the ads on TV being black you’d think we were an African nation). Muslims are populating the entire world….in preparation for world dominance (take a look around……it’s happening) and the Hispanics are crawling over our borders. No more minorities.

    • Muzzie takeover has begun. We now have two of the radical cockroaches in the Nations house, and they are tlaib and omar from minn and mich which are both heavily saturated with
      muzz ingrate refugees. The idea of America being a melting pot with these residents of “muslim districts” will never fly. But do fly in the face of the constitution..NON COMPATIBLE.

      Immigration is broken big time.

  3. If she and her followers refuse to have any children…………
    ……….. MAYBE the rest of us have a chance!

    • Agreed no more of the Wild Bug Eyed Commies like AOCrazio. we are quite
      filled up on dem..plus the constant whining just puts more hot air in a globe they
      say is too warm..

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