Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed-in Monday on the ongoing wildfires ravaging hundreds of acres in California; saying “this is what climate change looks like.”
“This is what climate change looks like. The GOP like to mock scientific warnings about climate change as exaggeration. But just look around: it’s already starting. We have 10 years to cut carbon emissions in half. If we don’t, scenes like this can get much worse,” posted Ocasio-Cortez on social media.
This is what climate change looks like.
The GOP like to mock scientific warnings about climate change as exaggeration. But just look around: it’s already starting.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 28, 2019
Original Story: October 28, 2019
Two sets of California wildfires fueled by hurricane-force winds devastated California Monday; threatening more than 10,000 buildings in West Los Angeles and countless homes in Northern California.
“Firefighters battled destructive wildfires in Northern California wine country and on the west side of Los Angeles on Monday, trying to beat back flames that forced tens of thousands to flee their homes,” reports the Associated Press.
“California’s biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, cut off power to an estimated 2.5 million people in the northern part of the state over the weekend in yet another round of blackouts aimed at preventing windblown electrical equipment from sparking more fires. And more shut-offs are possible in the next few days,” adds the AP.
The current blaze around Los Angeles has grown to 500 acres.
“I pray for all the families in the area that could be affected,” posted Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. “Pretty please get to safety ASAP.”
I 🙏🏾 for all the families in the area that could be affected by these 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 now! Pretty please get to safety ASAP
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2019
My best wishes as well to the first responders⛑ right now doing what they do best! 🙏🏾💪🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2019
Read the full report at the Associated Press.
ANOTHER NEW DEAL? AOC Introduces Bundle of Progressive Proposals Called ‘A Just Society’
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will soon introduce a new package of legislation titled a “Just Society” in the coming weeks; expanding her already massive ‘Green New Deal’ program to combat climate change.
“Well I think that one of the things we can get done is build popular support in acknowledging how bad the problem already is. In doing so, we can actually begin to fundamentally address those problems,” said AOC during a recent interview.
“So, it’s not an issue of getting more people into federal programs. But if we can acknowledge how many Americans are actually in poverty, I think we can start to address some of the more systemic issues in our economy,” she added.
Rep. @AOC has poured her support into progressive proposals like the Green New Deal.
Now the freshman House Democrat is unveiling a bundle of new bills aimed at preventing poverty — called "A Just Society." pic.twitter.com/pUsZO5X2nZ
— Morning Edition (@MorningEdition) September 25, 2019
Original Story: September 24, 2019
Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her massive federal program to combat climate change this week; hailing ‘Generation Green New Deal’ while saying people have brought the environment “to the brink” of collapse.
“Anything less than a solution on the scale of the crisis is a form of climate denial. It’s time for #GenerationGND,” posted AOC on social media.
“We have brought ourselves to the brink of an unsustainable planet in one generation. And we only have one generation to bring it back… Right now, our entire economy is unsustainable. The inequality in our economy is unsustainable,” narrates Ocasio-Cortez in the video.
Anything less than a solution on the scale of the crisis is a form of climate denial.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 23, 2019
A top lawyer in the United Kingdom took his country’s crusade to fight climate change to the next level this week; saying the consumption of meat products could be “banned” like tobacco and other controlled substances.
“Eating meat could be banned like smoking, one of Britain’s foremost barristers has predicted, as he called for the offence of ‘ecocide’ to be introduced to prosecute those who damage the nature on a massive scale,” reports the Telegraph. “Michael Mansfield QC warned that the farming of livestock for meat was destroying the planet and called for legislation to criminalise those who cause global warming and the wilful destruction of wildlife . In a message delivered at the launch of the Vegan Now campaign, which encourages people to stop eating meat and dairy, Mansfield said he had a ‘single message’ to make ecocide a crime.”
“I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet it is not preposterous,” he told the crowd.
The official’s comments echo similar claims by European scientists earlier this year; saying humans may have to resort to cannibalism to combat climate change.
AOC EXPLODES: Cortez Says She ‘Doesn’t Care Anymore’, Screams ‘I’m the Boss’ on Climate Change
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to deflect criticism of her ‘Green New Deal’ over the weekend; repeatedly yelling “I’m the boss” when it comes to climate-change policy and future legislation.
“You know what? I don’t care anymore. Again, I’m at least trying and they’re not. The power is in the person who’s trying regardless of the success. If you’re trying you’ve got all the power,” claimed Cortez.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on the widespread criticism of her Green New Deal: "I’m like, you try. … Until you do it, I’m the boss! How about that?!" pic.twitter.com/vkp15KBttd
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 24, 2019
“I just introduced ‘Green New Deal’ two weeks ago and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried… You try, you do it. Because you’re not. Until you do it, I’m the boss. How about that?” she yelled.