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Climate Change Is Freaking People Out Enough To Not Want Kids

Rising temperatures are one of the reasons.
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Climate Change Is Freaking People Out Enough To Not Want Kids

Climate change is making some people rethink having kids.

"I am not typical. Most of my friends want kids or have kids, ... and they all ask when am I going to have mine," Aviva Gali said.

Rising temperatures, water shortages and a government-subsidized fossil fuel industry are just a few reasons deterring people.

"The world is overpopulated. If I'm having a child, I'm contributing to that. If I have a child, they'll be living in a first-world nation where we consume a massive amount of resources," Griffin Sinclair-Wingate said.

Advocacy groups like Conceivable Future say they're not trying to stop people from having kids. But they do support informed decisions and want the government to do more about climate change.

"This deeply felt desire as a human, as a woman, as a person who loves family and very much loves kids, needs to wrestle with, like maybe that's the wrong thing to do," Camila Thorndike said.

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