Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during questioning at a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
There’s a pattern with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A natural event happens — it doesn’t matter much what kind of event it is — and her immediate reaction is to blame it on “climate change.” It’s a knee-jerk reaction that was, frankly, worn to death by climate alarmists before her like Al Gore and Bill Nye.
On Monday, AOC sent out a tweet blaming the wildfires ravaging parts of California right now on “climate change,” stating that this is what “climate change” looks like and even throwing in a hit on the un-scientific nature of the Republicans for good measure.
Naturally, it ended with a time frame for us to fix it and a promotion of the Green New Deal.
“This is what climate change looks like,” tweeted AOC. “The GOP like to mock scientific warnings about climate change as exaggeration. But just look around: it’s already starting. We have 10 years to cut carbon emissions in half. If we don’t, scenes like this can get much worse.”
This is what climate change looks like.
The GOP like to mock scientific warnings about climate change as exaggeration. But just look around: it’s already starting.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 28, 2019
The problem with this statement is that California wildfires aren’t anything new. In fact, Capital Public Radio has a visual timeline that shows just how wildfires have hit California dating back well before the 1950s. Like any natural disaster, wildfires are worse in some years than they are others.
This picture below shows an accumulated map of wildfires that date back to 1878 all the way up to 1950.
The idea that humans are causing wildfires due to their effect on the planet is incredibly shaky.
While many of AOC’s online group of trained seals applauded and cheered her blatant attempt at agenda promotion, much of the internet wasn’t having her scaremongering.
The fires in SoCal have little to do with any climate change issues and a lot to do with infrastructure mismanagement in an area that’s always been bone-dry for at least half the year. Not every single weather-related event is a result of climate change…
— TTVI News – Today’s Top 6 (@ttvi_6) October 28, 2019
The United States is one of the lowest carbon emissions producers in the world. Even if we cut our carbon emissions to ZERO. China and India are still putting out more. You still are not making any sense about this. The U.S.A. can't save the world on its own.
— Tony (@Kabal2710) October 28, 2019
Or maybe its a result of severe mismanagement and development in fire prone areas. Not saying climate change isnt real, but californian wildfires are as common as pennies in wishing wells. Not a good example to use to push your agenda
— Zach craig (@ZachCraig1399) October 28, 2019
Please stay with facts.
The fires have absolutely nothing to do with climate change.
It doesn't help our cause to invent things, reality is bad enought.
— Bernd Ladig (@DonkPlow) October 28, 2019
Give it up PLEASE!!! pic.twitter.com/nWpcT5uvHf
— FishingNut3791 (@coleman37815) October 28, 2019
It takes a special kind of person to blame forest fires that are caused by power companies, and made worse by poor forest management, on climate change. Forest fires were going on before humans existed. Climate emergency is a complete fraud that will tax us all into poverty.
— Truth Serum Media (@TruthSerumMed) October 28, 2019
has nothing to do with climate change, has everything to do with bad forestry management and neglect. Fire is good for the Earth. Fire is good for the ecosystem. Feel bad for those it's affecting but it's a somber reminder that Humans are at the mercy of Mother Nature.
— POLITIJO (@politijo) October 28, 2019
Explain how climate change changed this? CA has been plagued with fires for generations in an arid environment. We in the NE have been plagued with unbelievable snowstorms. Most ppl call it weather.
— bebekell (@bebekell20) October 28, 2019
It was caused by a downed power line, genius.
— James (@james___2016) October 28, 2019
The Democrats have caused the calamity in California due to poor policies like not cleaning excess brush away and not mandating the electric companies upgrade and maintain their equipment properly.
— Dennis22 (@LUVMYTOYS22) October 28, 2019
Cut the fear mongering pls.
The occurrence of forest fires in areas with a hot/dry climate is to be expected.
Not having any forest fires in California anymore would be climate change, this fire doesn't prove anything.
— Mit (@MeneerMit) October 28, 2019
The point made here is pretty clear. Wildfires and California go hand in hand. They have them so frequently that it’s a wonder they don’t name their sports teams after it.
Regardless, AOC’s tweet has shown us that she’s willing to stand on the ashes of people’s homes and lives in order to paint the GOP with the blame as well as pushing her pet project, which is pretty disgusting in and of itself. Your life burning down in front of you matters little. It’s all a political prop to her.