Ocasio-Cortez Says World Will End in 12 Years: Here's What to Do About It

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the world will end in 12 years if we do not address climate change.

Socialist wonderkind Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest female Congressional rep in history, says "The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change."

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made the remark during an interview with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at the MLK Now event in New York City celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Ocasio-Cortez called the fight to mitigate the effects of climate change her generation's "World War II."

"Millennials and Gen Z and all these folks that come after us are looking up, and we're like, 'The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?' " she said.

Climate change has been a driving issue for the freshman Democrat since arriving on Capitol Hill. In November, she joined a group of about 200 climate change protesters outside the office of then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., when she arrived for her orientation. Since taking office, she has called for a "Green New Deal."

Shocking "Revelation"

That's quite a shocking revelation.

Given the world will not adopt her "New Green Deal" that's likely to cost on the order of $40 trillion, we must prepare. Here's what to do:

  1. Party like there's no tomorrow!
  2. Get a $50,000 line of credit or better yet, $2,000,000 if any bank will give it to you.
  3. Run up the credit cards, eat and drink whatever you want, take trips, etc.

The only thing you have to do is meet your minimum payment.

Embrace debt. You will not owe a thing in 12 years. The world won't be here.

New Green Deal

Ocasio-Cortez estimates the cost to "save the planet" is $1 trillion.

The reality is something like $40 trillion. Add another $32 trillion for medicare for all, another of her ideas.

Yet the Green New Deal has garnered significant attention and support from some members of the media, Congress, and even prominent senators considering 2020 presidential runs: Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

This is precisely the kind of too good to be true nonsense that people want to believe. The message is powerful. We need to "save the planet".

The idea is so absurd that even Pelosi can't stand it. She put it on the back burner. But there is really only one reason Pelosi did so: The plan is so absurd that any Democrat running for president on that platform would lose.

Meanwhile, it's pathetic how the liberal media fawns all over this totally clueless fool.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (78)
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2banana
2banana

Al Gore said the same thing in the 1990s...

The same was said in the 1970s with the best selling book "Silent Spring."

The common denominator?

All solutions require massive governmental growth and massive tax increases. And banning stuff.

It is for our own good.

shamrock
shamrock

If everyone who was sufficiently "concerned" about climate change would buy enough solar panels and batteries to power their homes and electric cars, stop eating beef, grow as much as their own food as possible, and never fly again, then we would meet our Paris Climate targets easily. Instead, the only "action" they take is to whine and moan about why the government won't solve the problem for them. A government which is incapable of solving the problem because any solution will be written by lobbyists to benefit some constituency and would probably make things worse. (See ethanol mandate.)

gregggg
gregggg

... and as the picture confirms, she is again, upside down with her pants off. It's the only way she can talk.

Blurtman
Blurtman

The student loans will survive.

Jojo
Jojo

"Meanwhile, it's pathetic how the liberal media fawns all over this totally clueless fool."

But nowhere near as pathetic as to how the media in general covers loser Trump.

Aaaal
Aaaal

As if gov't could solve any complex problem.

Jojo
Jojo

Speaking of... Let the fireworks fly!

Ocasio-Cortez and liberal freshmen join Oversight Committee 01/22/2019

killben
killben

Pray tell me how do such imbeciles get elected?

Realist
Realist

The world that we know will certainly not end in 12 years due to climate change, though mankind is indeed capable of self destruction through things like nuclear war or from things like pandemics. It is unfortunate that so many politicians of all stripes make such ridiculous statements. Having said that, climate change is indeed costing us a lot already, and it is only going to get worse as time goes on. The cost of insurance is rising as a result of floods, droughts, fires, hurricanes etc. People are choosing or are sometimes forced to relocate from where they currently live. I suspect that real estate in areas that keep getting hit with weather related disasters will drop in value over time till eventually they are worth very little at all. I wouldn’t be making any long term coastal real estate investments in many parts of Florida, for example.

Mish
Mish

Editor

"I do not think she is an imbecile, she has a degree in economics. What is your degree?"

She absolutely is an imbecile. Degrees don't insure against stupidity - especially degrees in economics

Tengen
Tengen

The world should look a whole lot worse in twelve years, but it won't be due to climate change.

At this point I'm not sure which would be more unpleasant, the collapse of the debt ponzi, or the Fed somehow keeping all the chainsaws in the air for another dozen years while imbalances become even more pronounced and media relentlessly stokes the fires of civil discord to keep heat off the bankers. Think I'd rather get the reset over with, come what may.

Sechel
Sechel

pollution has costs. those mocking AOC want to play ostrich and pretend. I don't know if in 12 years the world ends, i doubt she or anyone believes that. i think the reality is that the longer we delay action the more costly and more difficult it will be to take action. if you speak to the farmers, fisherman, meteorologists etc they do say the climate is changing and that man is the cause. a lot of people are mocking this but not based on any real science or analysis.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

So climate change will impose term limits on politicians? Sounds good to me.

MatthewB
MatthewB

Change is happening,regardless of what the government does.....

FelixMish
FelixMish

Mish, please don't replicate the Washington DC habit of pulling numbers from the air without a duration. 32 trillion? Over what time period?

Or is that just "some big, scary number"?

RonJ
RonJ

The world is not going to end in 12 years if we do not fall for climate change alarmism. Climate change alarmism is about socialism, not climate. Socialism will not prevent climate from changing.

Note that not one climate change alarmist has proclaimed that they are drastically cutting their own carbon footprint. Note also that the hysteria level has been purposefully heightened by climate alarmists since Trump pulled out of the Paris accord. it is a propaganda campaign by alarmists, nothing more.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

It won't be "The end of the World", only "The end of You".

KidHorn
KidHorn

We have politicians who don't understand global warming getting their information from journalists who don't understand global warming who write articles based on whoever makes the most dire predictions. What could go wrong?

Humans have been contributing to global warming for 5,000 or so years and so far, we've had about 1C of warming. But somehow we're all doomed in 12 years. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows this is total BS.

ReadyKilowatt
ReadyKilowatt

Meanwhile the people who are telling me I have to live in the cold and dark are living it up in Davos...

awc13
awc13

do these morons know that the earth has been warmer and cooler in the past, with lower and higher CO2 levels for both warmer and cooler conditions, way before humans started driving cars

Realist
Realist

Sorry awc. Climate Change is real. But you are entitled to your opinion.

awc13
awc13

it won't cost 32 trillion because we can't afford that so the government will ration healthcare, choosing who gets to receive what and when. AOC won't have to worry as long as she is in congress as our dear leaders are too important to have rationed care

abend237-04
abend237-04

Maybe there's a genetic component involved in producing leftist wackos with a twelve year Armageddon horizon. In April, 1977 I remember Jimmy Carter solemnly intoning us to get out of fossil fuels. They were all going to be used up by 'the end of the 1980's...at the latest.

WildBull
WildBull

Realist,

My daughter brought a spread sheet home from school to estimate our family's CO2 footprint.  We were at 5.6 X "our fair share."  I worked it backwards.  To get to 1.0, we would be able to own no cars and live at 150 sq ft. per person.  No one not taking public transit or having a house bigger than 600 sq ft has grounds to bitch.

Also, keep in mind that between 50 and 100 of the delegates to the 2014 climate change shindig in the Netherlands arrived in private jets.  AGW abatement is apparently for the illuminati to decide and for the rest us to suffer.  The way to save us from AWG is to make us poor.  

I am also in favor of those in favor of higher taxes to please send a check to Uncle Sam.
Bankster
Bankster

Has she defined "The World Ends"? Does that mean life starts to decline in 12 years or starts to decline earlier and all life ends in 12 years? I'm trying to figure out when to quit my job based on the opinion of this waitress turned prophet.

truthseeker
truthseeker

Mish lately everything I try to post is deleted before I even finish. You used to encourage controversial comments, but now you duck “TRUTH”! !

truthseeker
truthseeker

Traditional values in our country are becoming more and more hateful!

KCMJ
KCMJ

Retired meteorologist here. Note to all......climate change has been with us for as long as records go back, including tree rings and any other long term measure you want to choose. Nothing new there, just changing the title from global warming to climate change. All politics and those with agendas. Still waiting for the west coast of California to be covered by the ocean as we were all told back in the 80s.

Cecil1
Cecil1

What to do??

Steal more of your money and redistribute it as government sees fit

“Climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.” – Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC’s fourth report. Speaking in 2010:

Webej
Webej

To be fair, she said "we're, like the world will end ...", which is a rhetocial device, meant to underscore or exagerate (the urgency), not a literal statement of fact. "We're all, like completely stoned, when suddenly ..." Whatever the expense, think of how costly it will be when we have to manufacture a new earth. ... Nobody can predict acclerating positive feed-backs or tipping points to runaway change, but the possibilities are real enough.

davebarnes
davebarnes

Drink better wine and beer. That seems the most reasonable course to me.

Fred The Head
Fred The Head

She's as mad as mature cheddar that one. And unbelievably her audience were lapping it up.

They really aren't too smart.