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Ocasio-Cortez: The World Is Going to End in 12 Years If We Don’t Address Climate Change

"The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change," Ocasio-Cortez said during an event on Monday.

By NTK Staff | 01.22.2019 @11:05am

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that the world would end in 12 years if climate change is not addressed and even compared the climate crisis to World War II while speaking at a Martin Luther King, Jr. forum in New York City on Monday.

“And I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials, and people in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us, are looking up and we’re like, ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it?'” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“And like, this is the war, this is our World War II. And I think for younger people, we’re looking at this and we’re like, ‘How are we saying let’s take it easy when 3,000 Americans died last year? How are we saying let’s take it easy when the Nth person has just died from our cruel and unjust criminal justice system? How are we saying take it easy when the America that we’re living in today is so dystopian, with people sleeping in their cars so they can work a second job without healthcare, and we’re told to settle down?” she added.

“It’s a fundamental separation between that fierce urgency of now, the why we can’t wait that King spoke of, that at some point this chronic realities do reach a breaking point, and I think for our generation, it’s reached that,” she said. “I wished I didn’t have to be doing every post, but sometimes I just feel like people aren’t being held accountable. Until we all start pitching in and holding people accountable, I’m just gonna let them have it.”

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