Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently claimed that “the world is gonna end in 12 years” if climate change isn’t stopped.
Asked for an official response to Ocasio-Cortez’s prediction, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the White House wouldn’t be listening to Ocasio-Cortez on “much of anything,” and would leave such matters to a “much, much higher authority.”
Ocasio-Cortez, while speaking at an event Monday in honor of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., predicted that the end of the world was nigh — within a dozen years, to be exact — if dramatic action to combat climate change wasn’t immediately undertaken.
After comparing climate change to World War Two in terms of a global generational struggle, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is, how are we gonna pay for it?'”
Only the most fervent believers in the cult-like eco-religion that is man-made climate change have placed any stock in the congresswoman’s prediction of impending doom, and it should go without saying that the Trump White House is not included in that number.
WH to focus on matters at hand
Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Sanders for the White House’s official response to Ocasio-Cortez’s claim.
With a laugh, Sanders replied, “I don’t think we’re going to listen to (Ocasio-Cortez) on much of anything — particularly not on matters we’re gonna leave in the hands of a much, much higher authority — and certainly, not listen to the freshman congresswoman on when the world may end.”
“We’re focused on what’s happening in the world right now. We wish that Democrats like herself would engage in that conversation, help us fix some of the current problems we know exist, and work with us to get some things done — particularly on the border, fixing the national and humanitarian crisis,” she continued.
In another obvious reference to God, Sanders added, “That’s the kind of stuff we’re focused on, not things we’re gonna leave up to the hands of something and someone much more powerful than any of us.”
Fueled by climate change alarmism, Ocasio-Cortez is pushing a radical “Green New Deal” — a loosely-defined plan that requires 100% of U.S. energy use to come from renewable energy sources like solar and wind — within 10 years.
The unrealistic plan, which somehow also makes room for a “federal jobs guarantee” and correcting historical inequalities, will dramatically raise taxes across the board and demolish America’s booming and economy-driving energy production sector. It makes no mention, however, of addressing the carbon emissions from China and India.
Fortunately, rather than hamstring our own nation by adopting socialistic environmentalist policies, the Trump White House remains focused on real problems with real impacts on the nation in the here and now, as they should.