BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) – Some Binghamton University students are pushing Congressman Anthony Brindisi to do more to address climate change.
Liat David is 19, a sophomore at the University. At a recent forum she helped organize, she said climate change has made her re-think having children.
“Do I have that right as a woman that I can have a child and be proud of the earth that I live in and say that this child is going to be living in a regenerative and sustainable future?” she said.
“I can’t necessarily say that right now, which is very sad to say because that is my right as a woman to say that I can have a child if I want to, but I really feel like that was taken away from me this past generation.”
Students attending the forum pushed Brindisi for specific answers about what he will do.
Brindisi said he still does not support the Green New Deal because it cannot get through the divided Congress. David supports it but thinks it doesn’t say enough about reducing fossil fuel consumption.
A recent United Nations report says by 2035 the world must stop global temperature rise to avoid significant problems from drought, flooding and extreme heat.