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AOC says climate change has tarnished her 'dreams of motherhood'

AOC says climate change has tarnished her ‘dreams of motherhood’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says climate change is ruining her hopes for raising a family.

The Queens Congresswoman’s “dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet, because of what I know about our children’s future,” she told an audience in Denmark on Saturday.

“I speak to you not as an elected official or a public figure, but I speak to you as a human being,” the Democratic Socialist said at the C40 World Mayors Summit .

AOC appeared to choke up at times during her remarks. She’s on her first international trip since taking office.

Ocasio-Cortez also said that the 3,000 Puerto Ricans who died in the aftermath of hurricane Maria had been living “under colonial rule.”

“As many have noted in an awful turn, the climate crisis’ path is first impacting those who have not only contributed to our emission the least, but have already suffered greatly in the global history of inequality, colonization and imperialism,” she said.

AOC has long made climate change a central theme of her political revolution.

The Green New Deal — a radical overhaul of US climate policy — is one of her signature initiatives.