by Daveda Gruber:
We’ve been told, just recently, that our planet has twelve more years to exist. This news came to us from no other than the infamous Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
It appears that the media darling isn’t the only person who is putting fear in the hearts of earthlings. A 2020 runner for the presidency has said that the earth has only ten years to exist. What? Yes, if “Beto” Robert Francis O’Rourke is correct, no one is going to be around on this planet if we don’t address climate change.
Ocasio-Cortez made a statement at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event with Ta-Nahesi Coates, who is an American author, journalist and comic book writer.
Ocasio-Cortez told Coates, “Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it? This is the war — this is our World War II.”
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— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019
On Monday Beto, the Democratic presidential candidate, warned that civilization could have only “ten years” left on Earth if nothing is done to combat climate change.
Beto has hopes of reaching zero carbon emissions by 2050 but at a rather high cost. The former Texas congressman laid out his first major policy proposal of his candidacy.
Beto’s policy for his climate change proposal would cost $5 trillion in over ten years.
O’Rourke appeared on MSNBC and was asked about his prior support from the oil and gas industry and whether the relationship would be a problem going forward.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Beto, “Do you see the oil and gas industry as an opponent in that? Won’t you have to declare yourself in opposition to their interests?”
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— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 30, 2019
O’Rourke’s response was “yes,” but said he is optimistic that the industry will take part in his initiative.
O’Rourke told Hayes, “We know that certain oil and gas corporations have been fighting public policy on this issue, have been hiding their own science and research at the expense of our climate and human life. So whenever those two things come in contrast or in opposition, I’m always going to choose the people of this country.”
Beto continued, “Having said that, I want to make sure those who work in the oil and gas industry, those who work in the fossil fuel industry are brought along as partners to make sure that we make this transition in the ten years we have left to us as the science and scientists tell us to make the kind of bold change that we need.”
O’Rourke also said, “We cannot afford to alienate a significant part of this country and we cannot do this by half measure or by only half of us. It can’t be Democrats versus Republicans, bit cities versus small towns, we all have a shared interest in a cleaner future for this country. So I’m going to work with, listen to everyone anytime, anywhere to make sure that we advance this agenda and get to net zero green house gas emissions by 2050.”
Whether we have ten or twelve years left on the planet isn’t the biggest issue but certain gloom and doom seems to be a major talking point for most Democrats running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.