Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) humiliated herself when she made it clear that she doesn’t understand the difference between weather and climate.
AOC grew hysterical when severe weather hit Washington, D.C., linking the bad weather to “climate change.
"The climate crisis is real y’all," the socialist wrote on Instagram. "Guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country?"
Prominent meteorologist Ryan Maue was left in disbelief.
"I thought this was fake but it's from [Ocasio-Cortez's] Instagram story. No idea what she means with "casual tornadoes" and how this line of severe thunderstorms is proof of any 'climate crisis.' It's just the weather in D.C.,” Maue tweeted.
"The Congresswoman [Ocasio-Cortez] does not know the difference between weather and climate," Maue added.. "Let's try an easy analogy: Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door. Climate is your closet wardrobe.”
• Andrea Dutton, a paleoclimate researcher at the University of Florida: "For some reason the media latched onto the 12 years (2030), presumably because they thought that it helped to get across the message of how quickly we are approaching this and hence how urgently we need action. Unfortunately, this has led to a complete mischaracterization of what the report said."
• Gavin Schmidt, who leads NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies: "All the time-limited frames are bulls***. Nothing special happens when the 'carbon budget' runs out or we pass whatever temperature target you care about, instead the costs of emissions steadily rise."
• Kate Marvel, a climate scientist at NASA: "12 years isn't a deadline, and climate change isn't a cliff we fall off — it's a slope we slide down. We don't have 12 years to prevent climate change — we have no time. It's already here. And even under a business-as-usual scenario, the world isn't going to end in exactly twelve years."
AOC has proven to be incapable of embarrassment as she continues to make absurd claims only to stick by them when proven wrong.