For some millennials, climate change clock ticks louder than biological one – ‘I had this internal struggle: ‘Do I really want to bring a child into this world?’a Seattle 29-year-old pondered

Climate Depot | 4/21/2019 | Admin
“I had this internal struggle: ‘Do I really want to bring a child into this world?’” a Seattle 29-year-old said.

SEATTLE — Erika Lundahl writes and performs her own songs. She works in Seattle for a company that publishes books on the environment. She thinks a lot about how best to occupy her place in the world. Yet, despite this full life, Lundahl, at 27, feels a clock –OR TWO — ticking.

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Her biological clock, yes, but also the one to fix global warming, or face the likelihood that she and her potential children will have to live in a seriously marginalized world.

“There is this sense that if you don’t have kids soon, you could be putting them in a harder position,” Lundahl said. “But if you do have them, that will not be easy either, with the storms, the intense droughts, the precariousness of the times. It’s like you are playing with two ticking time bombs — yours and the planet’s.”

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