White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that many millennials believe the world will end in 12 years due to climate change, and suggested Trump’s administration has little need for Ocasio’s thoughts in general.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News‘ Sean Hannity Tuesday night, Sanders said:
“I don’t think we’re going to listen to her 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,” the White House press secretary said.
Speaking at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Day, Ocasio-Cortez said that climate change constituted “our World War II” and added: “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?'”
A United Nations report on climate change warned late last year that the world will face several consequences from climate change – extreme drought, food shortages and deadly flooding – unless there’s an “unprecedented” effort made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
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