Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was called out last night by a meteorologist for trying to equate potential tornadoes in DC to her climate change argument:
FOX NEWS – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to social media on Thursday during a tornado warning in Washington, D.C., and swiftly tried to connect it to climate change — prompting one meteorologist to call her out for not knowing “the difference between weather and climate.”
The freshman congresswoman began by sharing a video on Instagram briefly showing the conditions outside, as heavy rains drenched the region and prompted a brief, and rare, tornado warning inside the Beltway.
“There’s people stuck outside. We need to get them out,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is crazy.”
The Green New Deal advocate then shared a story published by PBS in March questioning if climate change makes tornadoes worse and put emphasis on a quote from the piece that read, “Rather than lie squarely in the Great Plains, America’s tornadoes appear to be sliding into the Midwest and Southeast.”
The tornado warning followed a devastating tornado in Missouri’s capital of Jefferson City the night before.
“Tornadoes are challenging to link to climate change links due to their nature (geographically, limited, acute patterns, how they form, etc.),” Ocasio-Cortez told her followers as she reviewed the article. “But we DO know that tornadoes HAVE been changing. They are no longer being limited to the Great Plains, and are shifting to other regions of the country.”
“The climate crisis is real y’all … guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country,” she later wrote on Instagram.
A meteorologist named Ryan Maue responded to AOC on Twitter last night and suggested it was absurd to say a line of thundershowers was indicative of a “climate crisis”:
I thought this was fake but it’s from @AOC Instagram story.
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. pic.twitter.com/r015cScVZg
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 23, 2019
I have no idea what she means by “casual tornadoes” either. Perhaps she means they are wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt?
Maue continued, pointing out that AOC clearly doesn’t know the difference between “climate” and “weather”:
The Congresswoman @AOC does not know the difference between weather and climate.
Let’s try an easy analogy:
Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door.
Climate is your closet wardrobe. pic.twitter.com/mmdLr6F2mD
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 24, 2019
The obsession that the left has with equating bad weather to Climate Change isn’t anything new. Their arguments are so meritless when it comes to the global destruction they predict that they must hoax people into believing it with these ‘bad weather’ arguments.
Also it’s all they have left after their ‘global warming’ argument went bust over a decade ago.