Here Is Some Speculation, Opinion and Analysis From Our Very Own, Kirsters Baish|
Democratic New York freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no stranger to making sensational comments that put her name in news headlines.
Her most recent and predictable outburst came on Tuesday when she seemed to me to be 100% certain that climate change was the cause of the horrific impact Hurricane Dorian had on the Bahamas.
“This is what climate change looks like: it hits vulnerable communities first,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a Tuesday tweet.
The Washington Times laughed at the Congresswoman suggesting: “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed global warming for Hurricane Dorian and also implied Tuesday night that the storm was classist and racist.”
Fox News explains, “Dorian’s punishing winds and torrential rain battered the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, which have a combined population of about 70,000 and are known for their marinas, golf courses, and all-inclusive resorts. The Grand Bahama airport was under 6 feet of water and at least five deaths were reported.”
AOC went on to entirely dismiss those who she labeled “climate deniers,” or those who were not absolutely positive that Hurricane Dorian was not conclusively climate change induced, at least that is how I interpreted the Tweet. Perhaps she meant something different, but this is what I read the Tweet below to mean:
This is what climate change looks like: it hits vulnerable communities first.
I can already hear climate deniers screeching: “It’s always been like this! You’re dim,” etc.
No. This is about science & leadership. We either decarbonize&cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die. https://t.co/paUHKAp03e
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 3, 2019
“I can already hear climate deniers screeching: ‘It’s always been like this! You’re dim,’ etc. No. This is about science & leadership,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “We either decarbonize & cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.
See what she did there … what I heard was “give us the all the power and centralize the economy or everyone is going to die.” No, Snopes, those are not the words she used, but that is what I THINK she is implying. You are allowed to express opinions that are not Democrat talking points on social media these days … right … Someone …. anyone?
The Hill reports:
Hurricane Dorian was classified as a level 5 hurricane at its peak but was downgraded to level 4 over the weekend as it heads towards Florida and the southeastern portion of the United States.
There have been at least five deaths confirmed by the storm so far.
The storm is expected to hit Florida early Wednesday and into Thursday. Dorian has since been downgraded to a category 2 storm.
Ocasio-Cortez has championed the Green New Deal since entering Congress, largely on a platform of addressing climate change and its disproportionate effects on low-income people.
Recent scientific research has found that climate change has a role in increasing the intensity of tropical storms, resulting in more rainfall and flooding.
According to Geology.com here are the 5 most deadly hurricanes of all time in the US:
I happened to notice that there was only one this century on the list (assuming Geology.com is correct and the list is legit.) To be fair, now a days we have way better technology to predict, prepare and react to storms now, but it is clear extreme weather is not a new phenomenon.
Could “man man climate change” have influenced this storm? It is possible, but there are so many variables conducting a perfect study would be impossible. It’s AOC’s predictability to imedietly imply after a disaster that “the world is ending if you don’t give us total control of the economy” (that’s paraphrasing my opinion of her implications) that we are taking issue with, not the contention that humans may have an impact on the environment.
Editor’s Note: I Know that if we imply that humans have no impact on the environment we will be hit with a “false news” strike and our investment of nearly $300,000 we paid FB for ads to attract more subscribers/followers who want to see our content, or, in other words, into building a distribution network on this platform, (which has already been cut by 90% or so) will be rendered absolutely worthless.
So, just for the official record, we are not suggesting humans have no impact on the environment, that is not what we are implying. What we are saying is that AOC blaming every weather event on my SUV is absurd and as predictable as the Dems trying to take guns from lawful gun owners after a maniac shoots some innocent people. And this is not a news source, this is an OPINION BLOG, and …
Yes, Dude, yes it is, just, like, my opinion.