Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the world is going to end in 12 years; or, at very least, we will be unable to combat the effects of “man-made” climate change in 12 years and our civilization will be doomed…
The media continues to defend her on this, but it’s not quite pseudo-science…it’s just another millennial believing the media’s reporting over the actual scientific reporting.
And the media is notoriously bad at reporting…well…anything…but egregiously poor when it comes to legal matters, science, medicine, and history.
It’s not that people who are concerned about climate change are stupid (though AOC may very well be)–it’s the degree that people are concerned vs what they know.
This statement about ’12 years and we’re too late and there’s no going back,’ or whatever, is based on the media’s complete misinterpretation of the 2018 climate report.
It is almost impossible to separate the science from the politics in any meaningful way; and this is due to the scientific community’s not-so-covert desire to get into politics, politicians’ inherent desire to prove they’re scientifically literate, and the media’s delusion that they understand all of it.
Don’t judge the book by its cover, but the headline of the report lets you know this is a document where scientists are going to theorize on government control of systems and ending poverty…which is a little more extensive than just a simple “take a look at our numbers.”
The climate is always changing, right now certain areas are trending warmer, so climate scientists are making models predicting what impacts could come from that process, what’s currently being impacted, and what humans can do (if anything) to help.
But the narrative that we’ve chosen to go with is that the world is in decline and it’s Captain America’s duty to upend all civilization to fix it.
And that’s simply not the case. We just need to think about technological solutions that are sustainable and less damaging as well as technological solutions that can help areas that will be impacted by natural climate change.
(We need nuclear power plants and more responsible farming)