Climate change has many Americans reconsidering having children: POLL – News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM

by | Dec 8, 2022 | Climate Change

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(NEW YORK) — At a time when the present-day impacts of climate change are unavoidable, millions of Americans are reevaluating whether they want to have children, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.
According to the new poll conducted using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel, nearly a quarter of U.S. adults ages 18 to 45 (23%) say that climate change has made them reconsider having a biological child.
A quarter say that climate change has made them consider having fewer children, and 12% say it has made them consider adoption instead of having a biological child.
Justine Gelbolinga and Armando Alvarez, of Kansas City, Missouri, are one such couple.
In an interview with ABC News, the couple discussed how living in an age of sea level rise, increasingly frequent natural disasters and global warming has impacted how they think about their future family.
“It takes a lot of serious consideration,” Alvarez said. “It seems like it pushes all the plans aside.”
The couple said they are considering how many children they want to have, whether they will adopt children and where the family will live.
“It just felt like when we were trying to find a place to live, we were just X-ing out a bunch of places on a map that we couldn’t go to,” said Gelbolinga. “Or we felt like we weren’t comfortable in.”
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