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A burning question in a warming world. To breed, or not to breed?

Is it okay to bring a child into a world of rising sea levels, natural disaster and increased illness? Starting a family is one of many sources of uncertainty that young students struggle with in the face of a climate crisis. Video by Chenturan Aran and Rao Yang 

Video by Chenturan Aran Rao Yang

This story is part of the University of Melbourne Centre for Advancing Journalism’s contribution, via The Junction, to the Covering Climate Now initiative, a global collaboration of more than 220 news organisations worldwide.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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