“Keep in mind, she informed us – what, a yr or two in the past – that we solely had 12 years left, the planet, that’s it,” Mr Hannity stated on his radio show on Wednesday.
“I’m like, if it’s achieved in 12 years, oh, to hell with it. Let’s simply have a giant celebration and , eat, drink, and barbecue and be merry, as a result of we’re not going to have the ability to repair it the best way she’s proposing.”
Rep Ocasio-Cortez has been a forceful advocate for the Green New Deal, a plan to fight world warming and create new jobs within the inexperienced power industries. In 2019, she warned that humanity solely had a few dozen years left to meaningfully deal with the disaster.
“Millennials and Gen Z and all these of us that may come after us are wanting up and we’re like, ‘The world is gonna finish in 12 years if we don’t deal with local weather change and your largest challenge is how are we gonna pay for it?’” Ms Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with creator Ta-Nehisi Coates again in 2019.
On Wednesday, Mr Hannity mocked that assertion, whereas nonetheless making the type of “how are we gonna pay for it” argument it was criticizing.
“Not sufficient cash!” Mr Hannity continued. “You’ll be able to’t even print the cash for this.”
The 12-year timeframe AOC talked about was drawn from a 2018 United Nations report on local weather change, which warned that the world solely had till about 2030 to maintain the rise of worldwide temperatures inside 1.5 levels Celsius – or face catastrophic penalties.
“The report finds that limiting world warming to 1.5ºC would require ‘speedy and far-reaching’ transitions in land, power, trade, buildings, transport, and cities,” the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC stated. “International internet human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide, would wish to fall by about 45 p.c from 2010 ranges by 2030, reaching ‘internet zero’ round 2050.”
However conservative pundits have latched onto the “world is gonna finish” remark as proof of AOC’s alarmism. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, in the meantime, has stated she didn’t imply it actually.
“This can be a strategy of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm actually and ‘reality test’ it,” the congresswoman tweeted in 2019.
“Just like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ factor, you’d must have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to assume it’s literal,” she went on. “However the GOP is principally Dwight from The Workplace so who is aware of.”