Meteorologist Ryan Maue mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) after she linked a tornado warning in Washington, D.C., to climate change, explaining, “It’s just the weather.”
Maue was responding to the congresswoman’s Instagram posts, which showed a video of the weather at the time, as well as a diatribe on how a tornado in that area must be the new norm, thanks to global warming.
“There’s people stuck outside,” the representative from New York frets in the video.
“We need to get them out. This is crazy.”
There is no indication that the New York Democrat rushed outside to aid the people who seemed unfazed by the conditions around them.
And the staffers she is hanging with all seem to be feigning fear.
The architect of the widely mocked environmentalist’s dream, the Green New Deal, lamented the tornado warning is a sign of increased climate change activity.
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“The climate crisis is real, y’all … guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote to her followers.
Maue, a research meteorologist and a former adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, wasn’t buying what AOC was peddling.
“It’s just the weather in D.C.,” he tweeted.
Maue elaborated that the New York socialist’s comments appear to demonstrate that she “does not know the difference between weather and climate.”
I thought this was fake but it’s from @AOC Instagram story.
No idea what she means with “casual tornadoes” and how this line of severe thunderstorms is proof of any “climate crisis”.
It’s just the weather in D.C. ♂️ pic.twitter.com/r015cScVZg
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 23, 2019
He then opted to use an analogy that might be a little easier for the slow-witted Democrat to understand, in our view.
“Let’s try an easy analogy: Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door. Climate is your closet wardrobe,” Maue explained.
You’re going to have to make it a lot easier than that, Mr. Maue. That analogy contains way too many words with more than one syllable.
Ocasio-Cortez should be used to the mockery by now. Even fellow concerned environmentalists have called her out.
Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, blasted her for pimping the Green New Deal while continuing to travel in gas-guzzling SUVs and airplanes.
Moore raged against her for being a “garden-variety hypocrite” and “pretending to know” things about the environment despite having “zero expertise.”
This is similar to what Maue was saying. She doesn’t know anything about weather or climate but presents herself as an expert on global warming, predicting not long ago that the world will end in 12 years. (She later chided people for taking her seriously, saying she didn’t mean it literally.)
Moore has even referred to Ocasio-Cortez, rightly in our view, as a “pompous little twit.”
Pompous little twit. You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get the food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death.
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 23, 2019
While Ocasio-Cortez pretends that simple tornado warnings are a sign of an impending apocalypse, it should be noted that the D.C. area has actually seen nine tornadoes before, with seven of them touching down.
A couple of them even dated all the way back to the 1800s.
One, in particular, on Aug. 25, 1814, extinguished fires set by British soldiers, sent debris flying that killed some of the soldiers, and sent the British army fleeing from Washington soon thereafter.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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