It seems everyone’s favorite wacky left-wing socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just can’t seem to make up her mind about how much time we have left on planet earth before the whole thing goes up in smoke — figuratively — due to the impending climate crisis she keeps warning us about.
You know, the one that has no actual basis in real, legitimate science?
Ocasio-Cortez has focused on pushing climate alarmism ever since she won the Democratic nomination for New York’s 14th Congressional District last June. The main claim that she stakes her agenda on is that humans only have 12 years left to implement her $93 trillion Green New Deal before the planet faces “cataclysmic climate disaster.”
Earlier this month, after widespread criticism and watching her poll numbers sink, Ocasio-Cortez tried to play off her claim, suggesting that it was a joke and that anyone who believed her has “the social intelligence of a sea sponge.”take our poll - story continues below
“This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check’ it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on May 12. “Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal. But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows.”
This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.
Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019
Yet, on Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to re-embrace her belief in the 12-year climate deadline in a tweet where she was responding to the recent spate of tornadoes flaring up across the country.
This guy reminds me of every climate scientist warning people we have 12 years left to cut emissions in half before our future is irreversibly damaged & all the GOP wants to do is yell about communist cow farts
“No! We’re not going back to the show!” https://t.co/CKpLKS9BuE
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 29, 2019
Hilariously, her latest tweet ignores a sharp correction she received from another meteorologist, Ryan Maue, who took her to task over her claim about “casual tornadoes” and climate change.
As research is done w/more advanced models, we will learn more about tornadoes within our current climate & predict changes ahead e.g. location shifts or intensity distribution to more/less violent.
Check back in 10 years.
But we need better weather forecasts now, desperately.
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 29, 2019
From recent National Academies Report:
Severe convective storms:
*Includes tornadoes ?
Understanding of effect of climate change: Low
Confidence in capability to attribute events to climate change: Low pic.twitter.com/mxZZgVUNvR
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 29, 2019
Here are a few comments from prominent climate scientists who have pushed back against the alarmist stance AOC has taken on this issue:
Andrea Dutton, a paleoclimate researcher at the University of Florida: “For some reason the media latched onto the 12 years (2030), presumably because they thought that it helped to get across the message of how quickly we are approaching this and hence how urgently we need action. Unfortunately, this has led to a complete mischaracterization of what the report said.”
Gavin Schmidt, who leads NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies: “All the time-limited frames are bullsgoo***. Nothing special happens when the ‘carbon budget’ runs out or we pass whatever temperature target you care about, instead the costs of emissions steadily rise.”
Kate Marvel, a climate scientist at NASA: “12 years isn’t a deadline, and climate change isn’t a cliff we fall off — it’s a slope we slide down. We don’t have 12 years to prevent climate change — we have no time. It’s already here. And even under a business-as-usual scenario, the world isn’t going to end in exactly twelve years.”
In other words, the science on all of this climate change nonsense is far from settled and the vast majority of the evidence indicates these folks are blowing this way out of proportion.
Why would the left in this country ignore the facts surrounding this critical issue? Because they want to use climate change and various other economic problems in America to justify further business regulations that will help them gain a deeper hold on the means of production and redistribute wealth.
Source: Daily Wire