Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is predicting that Miami, Florida will be completely underwater “in a few years” if Americans do not act immediately to combat climate change.
The comment was made amid an interview with American Rising where the congresswoman was pitching her Green New Deal—the multi-trillion dollar proposal that failed to garner a single vote in the Senate.
“What is not realistic is not responding to the crisis – not responding with a solution on the scale of the crisis. Because what’s not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years. That’s not realistic,” she said via Twitchy.
“So, we need to be realistic about the problem,” she added per the Daily Caller.
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) September 14, 2019
Several people online guffawed at the hyperbolic prediction, calling it “utterly ridiculous.” Check it out:
Agreed. It's unrealistic to suggest that Miami won't exist in a few years.
— Matthew Murrian (@MatthewMurrian) September 14, 2019
Say what?? @AOC that is utterly ridiculous
— Desertgramma (@Desertgramma1) September 14, 2019
then why did @aoc (and how did she) buy her mother a home in Florida?
— Gary Berg (@GaryBerg100752) September 14, 2019
Can we play this on a loop "in a few years" when Miami is still here?
— LA Kings Yahoo (@CryinHayward) September 14, 2019
Obama responded. He's so concerned about climate change and flooding of the coastlines, that he bought a $14M oceanfront estate on Martha's Vineyard.
— Cool Dad 🎷 🇺🇲 (@MildlyJoel) September 14, 2019
She went from 12 years, to 10 years, to a few years. Stand by for next month.
— J D (@meatballzforu) September 14, 2019
According to the Daily Caller, this is not the first time Ocasio-Cortez has made these egregious claims to pitch her trillion-dollar plan.
From the report:
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In August, the Ocasio-Cortez again made a strange prediction, saying that climate change could lead to glaciers melting and prehistoric diseases escaping from the ice and killing humans.
“There are a lot of diseases that are frozen in some of these glaciers that scientists fear that there is a potential that a lot of diseases could escape these melted glaciers,” Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram live stream.