Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., spoke on Monday about the urgency of climate change and compared it to World War II.
At an event to commemorate the Martin Luther King Day, Ocasio-Cortez expressed what the topic is Climate change is a "generations" problem that younger people focus on.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ SLAMS AARON SORKIN TO STOP NEW DEMS 'LIKE YOUNG PEOPLE & # 39; accept. Gen Z and all those people who are coming after us are looking up and we are like: The world will end in 12 years if we do not deal with climate change and your biggest problem is how are we going to become to pay for it? Ocasio-Cortez said.
The Democratic socialist said the fight against climate change was war and that it was "our Second World War".
In November, the White House released a federal report stating that the effects of climate change are being felt across the country, and "extreme weather and climate-related events" will intensify in the years to come – with significant Impact on the economy.
The National Climate Assessment notes that extreme weather disasters are "already more frequent, more intense, widespread or widespread. "The US government has cost nearly US $ 400 billion since 2015."
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Ocasio-Cortez has been rippling the rest of their lives since Winning New York against reigning Rep. Joe Crowley, who was a top Democrat in Congress at the time, is now the outspoken proponent of the Green New Deal, which aims to address economic inequality and climate change.