Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned a crowd about the urgency of addressing man-made climate change on Monday at an event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which she warned would “destroy the planet” in a dozen years if humans do not address it.
“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'” Ocasio-Cortez asked Coates.
Her remarks refer to a U.N.-backed climate report, published last year, that determined the effects of climate change to be irreversible and unavoidable if carbon emissions are not reigned in over the next 12 years.
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