Ocasio-Cortez: Miami won't exist 'in a few years'

Claiming to be "realistic," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on the record Wednesday, apparently predicting that the City of Miami won't exist "in a few years" due to climate change: When it comes to climate change, what is not realistic is not responding … with a solution on the scale of the crisis — because what's not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years. We need to be realistic about the problem. Her use of a double-negative — "what's not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years" — appears to have tripped her up.  Taken literally, she is stating the it's realistic to believe that Miami will exist in a few years.  That would be commonsensical, which makes it unlikely to be her intended meaning. Just before she mentions Miami, she catches herself: What is not realistic is not responding to the crisis...umm [she touches her head at this point] not...(Read Full Post)
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