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CNN's Bill Weir on raising resilient kids during the climate crisis and on choosing whether to have them in the first place

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Raising Children in the Face of the Climate Crisis #

The impacts of the human-made climate crisis, such as record-breaking heat, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events, have raised concerns for many individuals contemplating having children. However, Bill Weir, a climate correspondent and host of a TV series, believes that countering fear with knowledge and hope can make a difference. In his book, ‘Life As We Know It (Can Be): Stories of People, Climate, and Hope in a Changing World,’ Weir discusses the challenges and potential solutions in an open letter to his own children. He emphasizes the importance of being clear-eyed about the challenges while maintaining courage and hope for the future. Weir encourages those conflicted about having children to consider their potential positive impact on humanity. Despite the grief surrounding climate change, he believes that honest conversations and acceptance can help navigate the way forward. Weir also highlights the significance of cultivating self-sufficiency, resilience, and community engagement in the face of environmental challenges.