Source: Ryan Saavedra
Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared to change her mind again on how long humans have before time runs out and cataclysmic climate disaster strikes.
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.”
“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.”
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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, ignoring the fact that she has been one of those yelling about “cow farts.”