As a college student, I find that one of the biggest arguments I get into with my Jewish parents around the seder table is whether I will one day have kids myself. I love watching children at shul during the High Holidays and being a counselor at Jewish summer camp, but I don’t know if I want to ever have kids.
This prospect terrifies my parents. The main reason for my uncertainty is climate change. How can I bring children into a world where we expect to cause more fires, floods and famines, more storms, droughts, epidemics and all of the other plagues that are forecasted for our future?