Climate change presents a dilemma for some considering childrearing

newborn baby
A sleeping infant. Associated Press
newborn baby
A sleeping infant. Associated Press

Climate change presents a dilemma for some considering childrearing

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In this week’s segment we take on a submission from a listener in the Chicago suburbs: “I’m calling with a question regarding how much we should factor the environment into the decision to have children.”

Clean air and water, future energy and climate change are concerns for many people thinking about bringing kids into the world. We talk about these conflicting priorities with the co-founders of the group Conceivable Future.

Have a question? Send it to climate@wbez.org, and we’ll ask the experts. Include a voice memo with your name, location and question, and you could be featured on the radio!


See ongoing stories from WBEZ and the Local Media Association, and listen to interviews with experts about climate change topics in our region.