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AOC: Fossil Fuels Are Racist or Something

Posted on | October 25, 2019 | 2 Comments


White people are killing brown people with global warming:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put a racial spin Wednesday on climate change and hurricanes, attributing emissions from “predominantly white” corporations and communities for juicing recent storms that cost “predominantly black and brown lives” in Louisiana and Puerto Rico.
Even as House Republicans argued that cheap electricity from fossil fuels has helped lift more than a billion people out of poverty around the world, the New York Democrat asked a witness about whether “the Global South and communities of color” bear the brunt of climate “havoc.”
“[T]he people that are producing climate change, the folks that are responsible for the largest amount of emissions, or communities, or corporations, they tend to be predominantly white, correct?” she asked at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties.
The National Wildlife Federation’s Mustafa Ali replied that “yes, and every study backs that up I know no one is intentionally trying to kill people and hurt people.”
“My own grandfather died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria,” said Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, referring to the 2017 Puerto Rico storm that ultimately left about 3,000 dead. “We can’t act as though the inertia and history of colonization doesn’t play a role in this.”
Rep. Chip Roy, Texas Republican, pointed out that the deadliest hurricane in North American history remains the 1900 Great Galveston Storm, which killed between 6,000 and 12,000 people, making landfall well before the rise of atmospheric carbon-dioxide emissions. . . .
Global climate-related deaths — those from floods, hurricanes, drought, wildfires and other “extreme weather” events — plummeted by about 95% from 1920-2018, according to data compiled by the Copenhagen Consensus Center’s Bjorn Lomborg.

Can someone please point out to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez that she is from New York City, a community wholly dependent for its existence on food and other products imported by truck, by rail and by ships? How long could New York City exist without fossil fuels? A week, at most?

The congressional hearing, by the way, was timed to coincide with, and give publicity to, the opening of a trial in New York, where the state attorney general is suing Exxon-Mobil for $1.6 billion claiming the company lied about “climate change.” A similar lawsuit, filed by the California cities of San Francisco and Oakland, was thrown out by a federal judge last year. Now Massachusetts is also suing Exxon-Mobil. In other words, all these deep-blue urban Democrat bastions are against coal, oil and natural gas — against industrial capitalism, per se.



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