AOC Says Anxiety About Climate Change Keeps Her Awake At Night
Socialist Democrat says she worries about state of climate during liv video
Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged having extreme angst over the world's climate during a live stream on Instagram.
"Even while I was on vacation, I woke up in the middle of the night, at 3:30 in the morning, just concerned about climate change," she said.
The New York Democrat also admitted she struggles with balancing her work life before saying that d climate change might affect her ability to have children.
"I’m 29 years old. I really struggle sometimes with the idea of how to be a policymaker and potentially have a family in the time of climate change," she said.
"And it really, like, freaks me out and it can be really, really scary."
AOC claimed the world is accelerating the climate change process, saying the prospect of living in the future fills her with fear.
"We are kind of blowing past a lot of the markers that scientists thought would happen years from now, and they're actually happening now. Our glaciers are melting, our sea levels are rising," she said.
"I’m scared sometimes, too, about the world that I’m going to be living in, that we’re all going to be living in.," she said.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on climate change: “Even when I was on vacation, I woke up in the middle of the night at 3:30 in the morning, um, just concerned about climate change ... It really, like, freaks me out and it can be really, really scary” pic.twitter.com/zfkx14JRbi— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 28, 2019
"And I sometimes fear what we’re going to be living with when I’m 40, 50, 60 years old."
Earlier this year, AOC advised her social media followers to reconsider having children, if her "Green New Deal" doesn't pass, due to the impact Climate Change will have on them.
During a previous Instagram live feed, socialist Ocasio-Cortez said people should rethink starting a family.
She said, "basically like, there's a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult."
AOC went on to say that, if Green New Deal is rejected, young people should be asking themselves, "Is it okay to still have children?"
"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," Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram live video.