Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is playing Chicken Little again. This time she’s shrieking that Miami only has a few years left on this planet unless we implement her socialist Green New Deal. At an NAACP forum, she touted the Green New Deal, her radical climate change plan many have criticized as unrealistic. Economists, investors, and energy industry experts have frequently noted the plan’s astronomical costs and the unreliability of renewable energy, but Ocasio-Cortez said her critics are the ones who are “not realistic.”
“When it comes to climate change, what is not realistic is not responding … with a solution on the scale of the crisis—because what’s not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years,” she said to thundering applause from the Marxist useful idiots in the audience. “We need to be realistic about the problem,” she added. Realistically, there is no problem except Ocasio-Cortez herself.
From The Washington Free Beacon:
“Ocasio-Cortez proposed the Green New Deal as an “aspirational” plan and even resisted Republicans’ desire to vote on it, but fellow democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) released a fleshed-out version of the plan as part of his presidential platform. Sanders’s plan would cost $16 trillion—more than 20 times as expensive, adjusted for inflation, as Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.
“Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) has also made the Green New Deal part of her presidential platform, saying she will end the filibuster and “do whatever is necessary” to pass the plan.
“The plan has received plenty of pushback, even from those who want government intervention to stop climate change. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Greg Ip said the government must take action on climate change but the Green New Deal’s provisions “seem engineered to be as expensive as possible.”
“Ocasio-Cortez has welcomed opposition from leaders in the energy industry, which she blames for pollution and climate change. They have argued the specifics of her plan are unrealistic.
“I think one of the reasons why you’re not hearing a lot about it is because it’s so unrealistic,” Mike Sommers, the president of the American Petroleum Institute, told CNBC.
“When talking about the Green New Deal, I think for most of our members, yes, they take it seriously from a public relations perspective, but you look at what it actually means, and more than anything, it’s a plan to have a plan right now,” Sommers added.”
In July of this year, then-Ocasio-Cortez chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti revealed that the Green New Deal was not “originally a climate thing at all … we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” Chakrabarti, 33, said the Green New Deal was about changing the economy to make it more equitable. He has since been fired but his words live on. “I think … it’s dual. It is both rising to the challenge that is existential around climate and it is building an economy that contains more prosperity,” he said. “More sustainability in that prosperity — and more broadly shared prosperity, equitability, and justice throughout.” In other words… Marxism.
In a video last month, Ocasio-Cortez said the alternative to large-scale solutions was large amounts of people dying from climate change’s impacts. “We need to start getting comfortable with how extreme the problem is,” she said, “because only until we accept … how bad climate change is and how bad it can be for our children’s lives, are we going to be comfortable pursuing really big solutions.”
In August she also said if glaciers melt they could release “prehistoric diseases… killing humans.” She added: “There are a lot of diseases that are frozen in some of these glaciers that scientists fear that there is a potential that a lot of diseases could escape these melted glaciers.”
Miami is also the city Al Gore has predicted would go under. It won’t but if it did it would not be due to climate change. Climate is cyclable and landmasses rise and sink on their own. This is fear-mongering to run the largest scam in history on Americans and the world. It’s a power grab, a corrupt money-maker for the left, and is meant to put Marxists in control.
AOC’s proclamations of disaster would be hilariously funny if there weren’t so many brainless people who believe her and Al Gore. Let’s put it this way, if the Green New Deal ever goes into effect, in a few years the United States won’t exist.