For decades now, you have been hearing about the threat that global climate change poses to this country and to the world. Al Gore warned you about all of it in a bestselling book and an award-winning documentary.
Bill Nye, the science guy has done a bunch of Internet videos on the subject. Chelsea Clinton often tweets about it passionately. This stuff is serious, okay? How serious? Well, here is the scientific consensus on what will happen if we don’t immediately pass some sort of Democratic global warming bill.
Sorry, that was from 1984, and we had to briefly show you a clip from “Ghostbusters,” but, seriously, things have gotten much more dire since then. “Human sacrifice, the dead rise from the grave, cats and dogs living together,” those were the old predictions. We would be lucky to get off that easy now.
A new generation of Democratic officeholders is thinking bigger than that, and far more apocalyptically. Move over, Al Gore, these kids are serious.
Here’s what Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said, “More like the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it? And, like, this is the war — this is our World War II.
OK, so to recap the terms of this conversation. This is a matter of total war. The world will end if we lose that war. Any consideration of cost is immoral. That’s what they are saying.