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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made headlines in January after she claimed the world will end in 12 years if climate change is not addressed.

“I think that the part of it that is generational is that millennials, and Gen-Z, and all these folks that 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, your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it?” Ocasio-Cortez said at the time.

“And like this is the war, this is our World War II,” she claimed.

Over the weekend, the controversial freshman lawmaker downplayed her claims in an apparent attempt to walk them back completely.

Writing on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez mocked Republicans, saying of her claim, “you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s walked back her comments Sunday despite previously defending them.

After she was initially mocked for the comments in January, she said, “For some reason GOP seems to think this is a gaffe, but it’s actually a generational difference.”

The New York lawmaker even doubled down on many of her climate change claims in March during an MSNBC town hall with network host Chris Hayes.

Meanwhile, scientists have heavily pushed back against the 12-year claim, mostly due to the fact that it misrepresents data included in a report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.



  1. Mary Johnson

    May 13, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Again opening her mouth and showing her ignorance. World here for thousands of years and I think that would prove it will be here for longer than 12 years. There is only one who knows and he is not sharing and that is GOD.

    • Michael

      May 13, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      That’s right, Mary. Only God knows.

  2. Wes

    May 13, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Climate change rhetoric won’t have any effect on our future because it’s all a hoax. However, if people like Ocasio-Cortez had their way our future may end a lot sooner than 12 years.

  3. Nee

    May 13, 2019 at 11:52 am

    She is such a Dumb thug_, everything that comes out of her mouth is just as stupid as she is. Get rid if her, she’s an idiot.

  4. Joseph Kempski

    May 13, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I think these assholes need to be held accountable. If wrong they need to be hung in public to show what happens when wrong

  5. Big Montana

    May 13, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    This moron must not remember the idiot Al Gore, when he sounded the fake alarm about the world getting so hot all human life will be dead in 2012 which caused mass hysteria among the fringe idiots. If you recall that was supported by the best paid for “scientists” at the time. The fear mongering “D” Party have a long history of this dumb behavior.

  6. Wilson

    May 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Sea slugs have more intelligence than someone who could only get a degree in economics given her grades in college. Parents had to pay to keep her in.

  7. Wilson

    May 13, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    You know her staff wrote this given it was in actual English instead of full potato.

  8. mike dar

    May 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    We never took AOC literally, figuratively or with any seriousness…. but she did. After finding out Soros and the gay Young Turk Socialists promoted her in her primary race that she won with 6% of the voters registered. we knew she was a freak accident, the DNC of N.Y. State were idiots. She virtually is the only person taking her serious. Wait and see what happens in the 2020’s, a garbage collector or dogcatcher will beat her.

  9. Crystal Bradford

    May 13, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    She is a pathetic fool who should go back to bartending. Her free everything is never going to happen and the New Green Deal is a farce and hoax. Even if the USA carried out the nonsense it requires, the USA alone would suffer unless every other country also went along with this insanity. These people are stupid.

  10. John

    May 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    It’s a “generational difference”? So she’s saying everyone her age is a blithering fool?

  11. errollus

    May 13, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    This female is worse than my ex. I didn’t think that was possible.

  12. N

    May 13, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberal Muslim demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  13. Michael

    May 13, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Ok, did she really say, “This is like our World War 2?” Does she not know we already had our World War 2? And it was called, wait for it…World War 2? I’d like to know, who’s World War 2 was the original World War 2 if it wasn’t ours?

  14. Art LaPella

    May 13, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Aww, and I was SO looking forward to 2031!


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  16. RAY SAY

    May 14, 2019 at 1:04 am

    She was using it as a Scare Tactic whether she believe it or not. Cortez is a Liar; Fraud and Phony, a Stupid one at that

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