Politics

Meteorologist Calls Out Ocasio-Cortez for Linking Tornado Warning to Climate Change

Even fellow environmentalists take issue with the progressive

Image Credit: Facebook, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez & Shutterstock

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.

“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.”

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.

Related: Here’s How AOC Plans to Pay for Her Green New Deal

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.”

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.

Read more at ThePoliticalInsider.com:
Kellyanne Conway Snaps at Pelosi After Speaker Says She Doesn’t Talk to President’s Staff
ESPN President Admits Political Commentary Killed Network With Viewers, Vows Change
Trump Blasts Pelosi, Democrats at Scheduled Meeting, Then Abruptly Walks Out

The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of LifeZette.

The Political Insider publishes the authentic conservative voices of political insiders and award-winning contributors who believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Each one is committed to combating the overwhelming liberal bias in today’s media to give you, the reader, the unedited facts on real issues.

Join the Discussion

COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.