It’s time for some whiplash. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is back to saying we only have 12 years left to make drastic changes to America — and the world — lest climate change kills us all.
For months, the socialist congresswoman has insisted that we have only 12 years left to cut emissions in half otherwise we’re doomed. She’s insisted that her Green New Deal, which would fundamentally change America, is what’s needed to save us all.
And then just recently, she mocked people who believed her, insisting that she was only joking.
“This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check’ it,” she wrote on Twitter in mid-May. “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 now she seems to be back on the 12-years-left bandwagon with a new tweet, where she responded to a weatherman who chewed out viewers on air for demanding that he cut away from his tornado warning coverage to return that night’s episode of “The Bachelorette.”
“This guy reminds me of every climate scientist warning people we have 12 years left to cut emissions in half before our future is irreversibly damaged & all the GOP wants to do is yell about communist cow farts. ‘No! We’re not going back to the show!’” she wrote mockingly on Twitter.
Her Twitter followers were quick to point out a few things to her, like how she was the one whose Green New Deal included a document that read “we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows” in just ten years.