Ocasio-Cortez Walks Back her Claim World Ending in 12 Years, Calls it ‘Dry Humor’

How many times have we heard Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tell us that “we only have 12 years left” when it comes to climate change?

It seems like a lot in her short period in office.

But now she’s suddenly trying to backpedal her prior claim that the world would end in 12 years unless Congress did something about climate change.

On Sunday, she claimed essentially that she didn’t really mean it.

“This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.”

So she’s calling herself and her followers who have been promoting this idea “sea sponges?” Now that’s a self-own.

Here she is back in January, sure sounds like serious fear mongering.

From Free Beacon:

“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 going to 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 said. “This is the war — this is our World War II.”

And when she caught flack for that, for saying the world would end in 12 years, she said it wasn’t a “gaffe” but a “generational difference” and cited the UN, again saying it was an “existential threat” and we had 12 years to fix it.

Indeed last month she reiterated it again:

“We have twelve years left to cut emissions by at least 50 percent if not more,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “For everyone who wants to make a joke about that, you may laugh, but you’re grandkids will not, so understand that the internet documents everything.”

And at the top of her timeline, she has it pinned as well.

But the problem is the GOP pointing out how seriously silly her claims are is the problem?