Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that Miami could be under water in the next century.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who previously suggested that the world only had 12 years, made another catastrophic prediction saying that Miami will ‘no longer exist in a few years’ if the Green New Deal is not passed immediately.
The democratic socialist was speaking at a NAACP forum on Wednesday, when she sounded the alarm on climate change in order to push her controversial Green New Deal, responding to critics who blast the proposal for it’s unrealistic demands.
“When it comes to climate change, what is not realistic is not responding with a solution on the scale of the crisis — because what’s not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“So we need to be realistic about the problem,” she added.advertisement - story continues below
Economists, investors, and energy industry experts have frequently noted the plan’s astronomical costs and the unreliability of renewable energy, but Ocasio-Cortez said her critics are the ones who are “not realistic.”
The cost of implementing Ocasio-Cortez’ “Green New Deal” would cost just shy of $75,000 per household in year one of the program and would never drop below $37,000 per household in any of the following years, according to a study released in July.
“At a minimum, the Green New Deal would impose large and recurring costs on American households,” the study said. “We conclude that in four of the five states analyzed—Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania—the Green New Deal would cost a typical family more than $70,000 in the first year of implementation, approximately $45,000 for each of the next four years, and more than $37,000 each year thereafter.”advertisement - story continues below
“In Alaska, estimated costs are much higher: more than $100,000 in year one, $73,000 in the subsequent four years, and more than $67,000 each year thereafter,” the report concluded.
The team limited the investigation to those five states as a sample set.
By continuing her efforts to promote the Green New Deal this summer, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was placing a price tag of $10 trillion on the program.
“I think we really need to get to $10 trillion to have a shot,” Ocasio-Cortez said last month.advertisement - story continues below
“I know it’s a ton,” she added. “I don’t think anyone wants to spend that amount of money, it’s not a fun number to say, I’m not excited to say we need to spend $10 trillion on climate, but … it’s just the fact of the scenario.”
President Trump, meanwhile, was giving the Green New Deal a total cost of nearly $100 trillion.
White the Green New Deal was introduced in February, it still exists only in resolution form and there is no bill pending in either chamber of the congress.
The video was captured by the America Rising PAC, which posted the clip on Friday.