New York’s democratic socialist sweetheart Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying very hard to sell her idea of apocalyptic climate change, or at least the side of Ocasio-Cortez that’s serious about climate change ending the world in 12 years is. The other side of her thinks we’re foolish for believing her claim that climate change will destroy the world in 12 years.
She can be very confusing.
It seems, however, that she’s very confused herself, specifically about how weather works.
Recently Washington D.C. suffered from tornado friendly weather, pushing AOC into believing that this natural disaster is simply part of the climate change disaster sweeping the globe. She also seemed disturbed at the appearance of “casual tornadoes,” though we’re not exactly sure what those are, and AOC did not elaborate.
Tornado Warning including Washington DC, Arlington VA, Hyattsville MD until 4:15 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/HRYRLy2VUu
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) May 23, 2019
“The climate crisis is real y’all,” Ocasio said on Instagram. “Guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country?”
The odd proclamation prompted meteorologist Ryan Maue to step in and offer the young Democrat a lesson in what weather is.
“I thought this was fake but it’s from [Ocasio-Cortez’s] Instagram story,” tweeted Maue.
“No idea what she means with “casual tornadoes” and how this line of severe thunderstorms is proof of any “climate crisis,”” he continued. “It’s just the weather in D.C.”
In a second tweet, Maue pointed out that AOC doesn’t seem to know the difference between weather and climate, and offered her an “easy analogy” so that she understood for the future.
“Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door,” tweeted Maue. “Climate is your closet wardrobe.”
The Congresswoman @AOC does not know the difference between weather and climate.
Let's try an easy analogy:
Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door.
Climate is your closet wardrobe. pic.twitter.com/mmdLr6F2mD
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 24, 2019
Last year, climatologist Judith Curry noted that many of the world-ending weather scenarios and predictions from politicians like AOC are as good as fantasy novels, and told the Daily Caller that it’s actually impossible to predict what the climate will look like over a decade out.
“Projections of extreme, alarming impacts are very weakly justified to borderline impossible,” Curry told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Curry’s latest research, put together for clients of her consulting company near the end of November, looks in detail at projections of sea level rise. Curry’s ultimate conclusion: “Some of the worst-case scenarios strain credulity.”
“With regards to 21st century climate projections, we are dealing with deep uncertainty, and we should not be basing our policies based on the assumption that the climate will actually evolve as per predicted,” Curry told TheDCNF.
“Climate variability and change is a lot more complex than ‘CO2 as control knob’,” Curry said. “No one wants to hear this, or actually spend time understanding things,” Curry said.
Of course, a lot of this alarmism from Ocasio-Cortez is a weak attempt to sell her “Green New Deal,” which already failed to pass through Congress with any yes votes. The point of the Green New Deal isn’t necessarily to save the world but to push socialistic standards for America in everything from how we travel to how we farm.
However, everyone from economists to climate scientists, to Democrat politicians have called the Green New Deal a foolish venture, and after having reviewed it personally, I can say it’s a piece of legislation that’s really only good enough for kindling.
(h/t: Daily Wire)