Flooring the gas pedal on even the most apocalyptic of carbon-related doomsday scenarios, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed in a speech Monday that the world will come to a definite end by 2031 if we don't find a way to curb global warming, STAT.
In a rambling speech that skipped from climate change to criminal justice to health care, the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist declared that the “world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,” likening global warming to World War II while…well, not really giving any data to back up her claims.
“I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed during a speech Monday at a Martin Luther King forum in New York City.
“Your biggest issue, your biggest issue is how are going to pay for it? And like this is the war, this is our World War II. And I think for younger people looking at this are more like, how are we saying let’s take it easy when 3,000 Americans died last year, how are we saying let’s take it easy when the end person died from our cruel and unjust criminal justice system?”
“How are we saying take it easy? The America that we’re living in today is dystopian with people sleeping in their cars so they can work a second job without healthcare and we’re told to settle down,” she went on. “It’s a fundamental separation between that fierce urgency of now, the “why we can’t wait” that King spoke of. That at some point this chronic reality do reach a breaking point, and I think for our generation it reached that. I wished I didn’t have to be doing every post, but sometimes I just feel like people aren’t being held accountable. Until, we start pitching in and holding people accountable, I’m just gonna let them have it.”
It’s not the first time Ocasio-Cortez has peddled the notion that the entire world will simply cease to exist in the next decade if it doesn’t go green. The New York freshman congresswoman infamously touted a radical left-wing plan to raise the top federal income tax bracket to 70 percent – nearly twice the current limit – to pay for her plan to totally eliminate all carbon emissions in the U.S. over the next 10 years.
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