Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Blame Flooding On Climate Change, Gets Wrecked By REAL Meteorologist

Posted by Dean James at Right Wing Tribune

By JonDougherty

For a climate scientist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) makes a pretty good bartender. Or something like that.

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The upstart Left-wing ‘democratic socialist’ freshmen described Monday’s flooding in Washington, D.C., as just the latest example of human-caused (mostly U.S.-caused) “climate change,” bashing conservatives and Republicans for refusing to embrace her “Green New Deal,” giving the government full control over our economy.

The flash flooding occurred after the D.C. area received 3-5 inches of rain very quickly. Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to demonstrate her climatology genius.

“Unprecedented flooding is quickly becoming a new normal,” the freshman Democrat wrote. “Despite that, Republicans are tripling down on fossil fuels w/no plan to transition off them, or make the critical infra investments we need to prep for the climate crisis. Each day of inaction puts more of us in danger.”

For the record: D.C. is a low-lying city surrounded by major waterways; flash flooding is completely normal. Also, while Anchorage hit 90 degrees for the first time ever last week (since records have been kept, which has only happened for about 150 years), Alaska is no stranger to temperatures between 90-100 degrees.

And so on.

AOC’s tweet was too much for meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue, who proceeded to provide the former barkeep with a much-needed science lesson.

First, he rebuked her for never missing “an opportunity to turn a weather event she experiences into a political statement and blame Republicans.”

He added, “She’s right that cities need to invest in infrastructure but a slow-moving t-storm isn’t ‘climate.’”

Dr. Maue, who concentrates mostly on weather and climate research, then gave Ocasio-Cortez a science lesson.

“You should resist the emotional temptation to blame EVERY weather event on climate change. Consult the National Academies “bubble chart” on our understanding & confidence of weather events + climate change: Severe convective storms = low confidence & low understanding,” he tweeted.

Even the Washington Post‘s “Capital Weather Gang” explained about Monday’s historic weather being merely the result of a classic “flash flood-generating setup.”

“The torrential downpours, and ensuing flooding, stem from a classic flash flood-generating setup — a pattern that was very frequent last summer as well. Namely, very high air mass humidity … combined with a stalled front … unstable air … and a disturbance along that front,” the paper reported.

Maue’s science lesson aside, we have no confidence at all that it will have any impact on Ocasio-Cortez’s understanding of climate and weather events.

One question, however: Before there was a Republican Party (circa 1850s), who was responsible for ‘climate change?’

This article originally appeared at The National Sentinel and was republished with permission.

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Dean James at Right Wing Tribune

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