Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hasn’t even officially been elected to Congress but she has already unveiled her plan to stop climate change by using American tactics from World War II.
Climate change, obviously, is a complex issue with one end of the spectrum believing that global warming is the biggest national security threat facing the United States and the other end of the spectrum believing it doesn’t exist because it still snows outside.
Republicans like President Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have stated they believe in climate change, but they do not know how much of it is due to human behavior or how severe the consequences could be.
Ocasio-Cortez, on the other hand, stated that she believes climate change is this generations World War II with rising temperatures representing Nazi Germany.
“When we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a real, major existential threat to this country was around World War II. So, we’ve been here before. But we have a blueprint from doing this before. None of these things are new ideas. What we had was an existential threat in the context of war. We had a direct, existential threat with another nation, this time it was Nazi Germany and the Axis who explicitly named the United States as an enemy. And what we did is that we chose to mobilize our entire economy and industrialize our entire economy. We put hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people to work defending our shores and defending this country. We have to do the same thing if we’re going to get us to 100 percent renewable energy.”
Ocasio-Cortez did admit that comparing the invasion of a genocidal, evil regime into the United States to global warming was a “radical” idea.
“It may seem really big, it may seem really ambitious, it may seem really radical, as some people love to say, but the fact of the matter is that we are dealing with a radical truth, and that’s the reality,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Although Ocasio-Cortez is fired up about mobilizing the United States to focus solely on renewable energy, the problem with global warming is that it is a global problem.
The United States already leads the world in reducing CO2 emissions but the U.S. has no say in controlling the emissions of rising nations such as China and India.
While the supporters of Ocasio-Cortez may like her “radical” idea, it doesn’t look like the globe will be mobilizing anytime soon.