Leftists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can frequently be found mocking conservatives for our so-called skepticism of science like climate change, but an exchange last week between the young congresswoman and a prominent meteorologist proved that just because you buy into all the hysteria over global warming, you don’t know any more about the scientific underpinnings than your average tree sloth.
It began when AOC noticed that there was a tornado watch for the Washington D.C. area.
“The climate crisis is real y’all,” Ocasio said on Instagram. “Guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country?”
One really doesn’t need a Ph.D. in meteorology to understand how fundamentally stupid this remark is. The population of Washington is growing, and that is somehow correlated to more frequent tornadoes? Not even Al Gore would make a comment this idiotic.
As it happens, Ocasio-Cortez’s inane ramblings attracted the attention of someone who does have a Ph.D. in meteorology. That man, Ryan Maue, could not let the ignorance stand.
“I thought this was fake, but it’s from her Instagram story,” he tweeted. “No idea what she means with “casual tornadoes” and how this line of severe thunderstorms is proof of any ‘climate crisis.’ It’s just the weather in D.C. The Congresswoman does not know the difference between weather and climate.”
So he explained it in terms AOC would be more likely to understand: “Let’s try an easy analogy: Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door. Climate is your closet wardrobe.”
But looking like an idiot has not stopped Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the past, and it’s not going to stop her now. This week, she shared a song from some old man about climate change, attacked the media for insinuating that the environmental congestion tax in New York has anything to do with her Green New Deal, and pinned this tweet to the top of her feed: “Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half. A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for. How did we get here? What is at stake? And where are we going?”
Yes, even after being lambasted up one side and down the other for her absurd “world ending in 12 years” remarks, she’s sticking to her guns. We guess tenacity is a virtue in some ways. At least she knows where she stands.
Even if she knows very little else.