Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y, has made another statement that could give her opponents some ammunition against her. She made another bold prediction about climate change this week, suggesting the entire city of Miami would vanish within “a few years.”
Ocasio-Cortez was highlighting her “Green New Deal” program at a NAACP forum Wednesday when she addressed critics who have called her plans “not realistic.”
“What is not realistic is not responding to the crisis — not responding with a solution on the scale of the crisis,” she said. “Because what’s not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years. That’s not realistic. So, we need to be realistic about the problem.”
This is not the only highly charged comment she has made. 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.”
Conservatives have responded by mocking Ocasio-Cortez for statements like when she suggested that the world only had 12 years to support life because of climate change.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the mockery by deriding Republicans for failing to recognize what she described as “sarcasm.”
The freshman congresswoman has also called for a ban on single-use plastic and predicted that melting glaciers could release ancient diseases with unknown effects on humans.
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