Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined a long list of climate alarmists on Friday when she tweeted that people would “die” without action on climate change.
“It’s not enough to think it’s ‘important.’ We must make it urgent,” she tweeted.
People are going to die if we don’t start addressing climate change ASAP.
It’s not enough to think it’s “important.” We must make it urgent.
That’s why we need a Select Committee on a Green New Deal, & why fossil fuel-funded officials shouldn’t be writing climate change policy. https://t.co/bn6NloGlaY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 23, 2018
She also reiterated her interest in a “Green New Deal” and indicated that certain elected officials received money from oil companies, thereby disqualifying them from writing climate change policy.
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments got a wave of backlash from many on Twitter:
The is no scientific evidence of any harm to humanity from climate change. We humans do not have the capacity to change Earth's climates.
— Ross E. Goodrich PhD (@RossGoodrich) November 24, 2018
It’s difficult to keep up with all the lies coming from these climate bedwetters who aid and abet the fraud that is global warming. Fossil fuels have been the most significant driver improving the quality of life for the human race. Try living a day without them.
— Giovanni Sammartino (@Primo_Levi) November 24, 2018
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) November 24, 2018
So why don’t we do something that will make sense regardless of climate change: nuclear power. Stop taking existing plants offline, start making the testing and approval process easier. We have the R&D, but it’s hampered by the positive subsidies on “green” energy /1
— Nate Ward (@WestByNW) November 24, 2018
Some people, however, seemed to support her:
Thank you for your leadership.
— Philip Silva (@SpaceOfFlows) November 24, 2018
The human race & the existing animal species alive today can survive if we eliminate the known causes of the greenhouse effect
— ?WE? All Need Nancy Pelosi ??✌?✊? (@TheyAreWeAlso) November 24, 2018
— iamecatina (@Iecatina) November 24, 2018
People are dying. I certainly hope you form and lead a select committee on green. @NancyPelosi please please push for this with Ocasio leading the charge. ✌️♥️
— melissa (@melissalvla) November 24, 2018
Her tweet came as the government released a report warning of health and economic consequences from climate change.
“With continued growth in emissions at historic rates, annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century – more than the current gross domestic product (GDP) of many U.S. states,” the report said.