Climate Change and Kids: Are We Making the Right Decision?

Last September, I was driving down the freeway, listening to NPR’s Here and Now and they were interviewing a woman in her late 20s about why she is likely not going to have kids because of climate change. At the time, I was about 17 weeks pregnant with my second child and was caught a little off-guard. I consider myself an environmentalist but I had never questioned my decision to have kids. I felt a mixture of guilt, confusion, and, to be honest, a little bit of push-back against this fellow millennial’s opinion.