Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that climate change and immigration are connected.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blamed the migrant crisis taking place on the southern border on climate change saying that we need to “recognize climate refugees in our immigration policies.”
Of course Ocasio-Cortez is blaming the border crisis on climate change, she’s been known to blame every occurrence from annual tropical storms to earthquakes on climate change.
“Remember when we said climate change would cause mass migration, & the right called us crazy?” Ocasio-Cortez posted to Twitter on Monday. “Well, it’s happening. And walling ourselves off from the world isn’t a plan for our future.”
Attached to her tweet was an article from Mic that claimed extreme weather was the cause of 7 million people being forced from their homes.
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Remember when we said climate change would cause mass migration, & the right called us crazy?
It’s time to recognize climate refugees in our immigration policies. https://t.co/Oo0uyT65ti
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 16, 2019
This is not the first time that she blamed climate change for global migration. Back in April she said that the US would “have blood on our hands” if climate legislation – like her Green New Deal – were not passed.
“The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants,” tweeted the freshman congresswoman. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place? Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.”
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The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants.
But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place?
Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration:
Climate change. https://t.co/zyJzTjEgHt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 9, 2019
Speaking at the fourth annual MLK Now event in New York City in January, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the world only had 12 years if drastic measured were not taken to combat climate change.advertisement - story continues below
“Millennials, and Gen z, and all these folks that come after us, are looking up and we’re like ‘the world will end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'”
"Millennials, and Gen z, and all these folks that come after us, are looking up and we're like 'the world will end in 12 years if we don't address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'" @AOC #MLKNow #MLK2019 pic.twitter.com/fbUxr2C0tJ
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) January 21, 2019
After being roasted for her remarks about the world ending in 12 years she said it was a joke. Moreover, anyone who didn’t get that these were jokes is an idiot, but watching her passion while expressing the dire warning, it certainly did not look like she was joking.
This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.
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 the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019
This is Ocasio-Cortez’s pinned tweet in April. Is it a joke too?
Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half.
A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.
How did we get here?
What is at stake?
And where are we going?
Please watch & share widely ⬇️pic.twitter.com/IMCtS86VXG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 17, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez has been extremely outspoken about both illegal immigration and climate change since she became a congresswomen, and she is not joking about her Green New Deal being implemented.