In an interview with TMZ, the freshman socialist congresswoman said, “I am going to live in a world that is fundamentally altered by climate change. So is every young person.”
“Like we are living through this right now. We are experiencing it right now,” she said.
“But especially if you are under 50 years old, if you’re under 40, 30, you know, 20, the younger you are the more of our lives and our futures are going to impacted by this,” she said.
“And, you know, even people my age are stressed and have anxiety about having kids,” she said. “Just because we want to make sure that we’re bringing our kids into a healthy world, into a stable future. And you shouldn’t ever have to be anxious about that.”
When asked what her message was for President Trump, she said, “He needs to get his act together. He needs to stand up to the fossil fuel corporations and the fossil fuel industry. He needs to stand up to big oil, big gas, but I think he’s in their pocket.”This is hardly the first time the climate alarmist lawmaker addressed her concerns over children and the environment.
Last February, she questioned whether or not people should still have children in light of the so-called threat of climate change.
In an Instagram live video, Ocasio-Cortez appeared in her kitchen chopping up food while discussing the dangers of climate change.
“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,” she 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 slammed Democrats’ “watered down” climate change proposals because they are “frankly going to kill us.”
“Like, we need a universal sense of urgency, and people are like trying to introduce watered-down proposals that are frankly going to kill us,” she said. ” A lack of urgency is going to kill us.”