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Ocasio-Cortez: Climate Change Will Destroy Earth in 12 Years Claim Was Not ‘Literal’


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Sunday that people who believe the suggestion that the world will end in 12 years have the intelligence of a “sea sponge,” even though Ocasio-Cortez made that very claim in January.

Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Republicans too often mischaracterize her dry humor and “fact check” her jokes, claiming that they take them too literally. One of her alleged jokes includes a January claim that the world will end in 12 years if we do not address climate change, comparing it to a modern World War II-style struggle.

“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,” Ocasio-Cortez said:



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“I think that the part of it that is generational is that 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–your biggest issue is, ‘How are we going to pay for it?’” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”

 Readers can decide for themselves whether the progressive lawmaker meant for this to be a sarcastic joke or a serious claim about the alleged dangers of climate change.

In other climate change and Ocasio-Cortez related news, the New York congresswoman recently discovered what a garbage disposal is and asked whether the waste removal device is “environmentally sound.”


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“I am told this is a garbage disposal,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I’ve never seen a garbage disposal. I never had one in any place I’ve ever lived. It is terrifying. I don’t know what to use it for, or what its purpose is.”

Ocasio-Cortez asked, “Is this environmentally sound?”

Story cited here.

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