Climate scam alarmists are experts at demanding other people make drastic changes in their lifestyles, warning that if they don’t take immediate action, the world will stop spinning. Climate panic propagandists like Senator Bernie Sanders, former VP Al Gore, and Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are not so willing, however, to make the same lifestyle changes they request of others. We saw it with Al Gore and his Tennessee mansion that expends 21.4 times more energy than the average U.S. home. We’ve seen it with Socialist-Democrat candidate for President, Bernie Sanders, who isn’t walking or bike riding between his three homes or while he’s out campaigning for office. According to Politico- In the two years following the presidential election, Sanders continued his frequent private jet travel, spending at least $342,000 on the flights. The rules global climate alarmists want you to live by, simply don’t work with their lifestyles.
Now, thanks to some tremendous journalistic work by the New York Post, Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now in the hot seat for climate change hypocrisy. Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint.
“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”
Last week, she ratcheted up the rhetoric: “It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” due to climate change.
The guiding principle of her eco-vision is to bring about “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years.
To achieve this, the GND fact sheet says, the nation must “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail … create affordable public transit available to all, with the goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.”
But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own.
On June 29, 2019, Ocasio-Cortez posted photos on Twitter of her worn out shoes that she allegedly wore while walking around campaigning.
Some folks are saying I won for “demographic” reasons.
1st of all, that’s false. We won w/voters of all kinds.
2nd, here’s my 1st pair of campaign shoes. I knocked doors until rainwater came through my soles.
Respect the hustle. We won bc we out-worked the competition. Period. pic.twitter.com/RbpQMYTiWY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 29, 2018
By the receipts that the New York Post discovered, it looks like Ocasio-Cortez spent most of her time riding around in carbon-emissions emitting ride services like Uber, Lyft and Juno.
Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.
She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.
In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.
Ironically, the Uber-loving politician took a tough public stand against the conveyance after a New York City taxi driver committed suicide in February 2018.
“Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber,” she tweeted on March 21. “What was a living wage job now pays under minimum.”
Her campaign billed only seven rides in yellow cabs in a year and a half, federal filings show.
Ocasio-Cortez and her staff embraced the friendly skies during her campaign, logging 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season.
The Democratic firebrand or her staff took Amtrak far less — only 18 times — despite high-speed rail being the cornerstone of her save-the-world strategy.
Most of the flights came after her primary win gave her superstar status and Ocasio-Cortez spent weeks jetting around the country, burning fuel to support her fellow Dems.
In a Feb. 24 Instagram video filmed in her kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez railed against plastic grocery bags — then appeared to toss two of the sacks, which can be recycled, into the trash.
The Instagram post appears to have been deleted since the New York Post story broke.
In the video, Ocasio-Cortez peeled a sweet potato while calling for a “universal sense of urgency” to save the earth.
But she discarded the vegetable scraps into the same receptacle she had just used for the plastic bags, rather than setting the food waste aside for compost.
Trent refused to answer when asked whether his boss tossed her organic material in the trash.