It’s been said that you can use quotes from the Bible to justify pretty much any position on an issue. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did just that on Wednesday in a response to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comments about climate change.
And it really wasn’t that hard. But it burned.
In case you missed it, on Monday Ocasio-Cortez stated that “the world is going to end in 12 years” if we don’t start addressing climate change more aggressively. While this statement has provided fodder for right-wing outlets and talking heads to discredit AOC as a loon, she was likely referring to the report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that warned there are only a dozen years left to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius. Any higher would significantly increase the risk of floods, drought, extreme heat and potential poverty for hundreds of millions of people.
When asked about AOC’s comments in an appearance on Hannity, Sanders said this:
“I don’t think we’re going to listen to [Ocasio-Cortez] on much of anything — particularly not on matters we’re gonna leave in the hands of a much, much higher authority — and certainly, not listen to the freshman congresswoman on when the world may end.”
Cringeworthy, for sure. So apparently the White House’s position on addressing climate change is that God will fix it and we don’t need to address it. That might be the most irresponsible position on climate change I’ve ever heard. So, God is going to fix our climate problem but we need to build a wall ourselves? Why doesn’t God pop up an untraversable mountain range at our southern border if that’s really something threatening his favorite country? But I digress…
So on Wednesday, in response to Sarah Sanders’ appeal to leave climate change up to her chosen deity, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped these two Twitterbombs on SHS:
You shouldn’t need a Bible to tell you to protect our planet, but it does anyway.
(h/t to @RELEVANT mag for source excerpts that I adapted for the previous tweet)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 23, 2019
Oh the hypocrisy, Sarah.
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