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

-edited

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
No. 1-25
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.

davebarnes
davebarnes

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

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.

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:

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.