During an Instagram live video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., discussed her thoughts on climate change. Her comments were riddled with factual inaccuracies.
In part of her video, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Even when I was on vacation, I woke up in the middle of the night at 3:30 in the morning just concerned about climate change.”
As the video continued, Ocasio-Cortez said diseases are going to escape from frozen glaciers and humans will “contract” them.
There are a lot of diseases that are frozen in some of these glaciers. That scientists fear that there’s a lot of diseases that could escape these melted glaciers that were frozen for thousands of years. And that they’re going to get into our water. And that humans could contract them. And they are going to be diseases that are thousands of years old that have vectors that we are not prepared for, that we have never seen. So, that’s a concern.
The young representative continued her fear-mongering approach when she said that “every coastal city will go underwater,” the Midwest and large swaths of the rest of the country will experience drought, and the sun will scorch Earth so much that we won’t be able to grow crops.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says she is scared of diseases she claims that are going to escape frozen glaciers and they are going to get into the water and kill people
AOC mentions mosquitos, which do kill tons of people, and shows anxiety over it (:45 mark) pic.twitter.com/h17cT7Ijya
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 28, 2019
In her video monologue, Ocasio-Cortez then recommend her solution for combatting the inevitable, earth-shattering climate change: overhauling the entire economy.
She promoted her goal to “decarbonize” the entire economy, a plan that would cost about $16.2 trillion to over $20 trillion, depending upon the estimations.
How are we going to pay for that? We don’t know, and neither does Ocasio-Cortez.
This video is just the latest in the congresswoman’s list of embarrassing, factless claims. For instance, while theories have floated around that diseases could be contained within glaciers, no conclusive evidence exists to support the theories. If Ocasio-Cortez is going to propose policies requiring taxpayers to fund trillions of dollars to combat a so-called climate crisis, she should at least base her reasoning on evidence-based scientific facts.