U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019 (Video screenshot)

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019 (Video screenshot)

Only days ago, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., lobbed a bombshell into the conversation over global warming, now called climate change because the warming isn’t happening.

Grabien.com posted a video of her at a Martin Luther King Jr. event in New York in which she was interviewed by journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. She said, in part: “And I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”

She called it her generation’s World War II.

A video of her statement was posted:

But now the shot has been returned by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, who tweeted that if one is truly concerned about emissions and the climate, there is no choice but to “bomb coal plants in China and India.”

“Guys, if we’re really going to dream big and stop climate change in its tracks – if this is truly like WWII and we’re preventing global destruction – it’s time to bomb coal plants in China and India. We simply have no other choice,” he wrote.

He posted a chart showing that China’s emissions are surging dramatically.

A blogger at the Twitter news-aggregating site Twitchy wrote, “Well, if AOC is right and we only have 12 years left if we don’t act immediately we suppose Ben has a good point here.”

Shapiro continued: “It’s time to be audacious. Dream big. Think outside the box. Go on offense, not defense. Stop worrying about the cost.”

He pointed out that even if the U.S. cut its emissions to “net zero,” the problem would not be solved, according to the formulas adopted by global-warming alarmists.

“So sure, let’s retrofit every building in the United States, kill all the farting cows, stop air travel, crush all cars, and shut down all our power plants. But just know that until we get serious about bombing the coal factories in China and India, you’re climate deniers,” he wrote.

Twitter user Chase Cunningham challenged Shapiro: “So your solution is to do nothing. Good argument.”

The Twitchy blogger, however, pointed out: “Ummm, Ben just said we should bomb coal plants. Maybe read it again, ‘Chase.'”

The Green New Deal calls for removing fossil fuels from the American economy, aiming to eliminate air travel. It also calls for every building in the country to be remodeled.

And the New York Times noted supporters insist that poverty, income inequality and racial discrimination be addressed.

“The plan calls for the launch of a ’10-year mobilization’ to reduce carbon emissions in the United States. It envisions sourcing 100 percent of the country’s electricity from renewable and zero-emissions power, digitizing the nation’s power grid, upgrading every building in the country to be more energy-efficient, and overhauling the nation’s transportation system by investing in electric vehicles and high-speed rail,” the report said.

“To address social justice, the resolution says it is the duty of the government to provide job training and new economic development, particularly to communities that currently rely on jobs in fossil fuel industries.”

Amid widespread ridicule of the plan, Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed that “doctored” versions of the bizarre FAQ document released with her resolution were floating around on the internet. The FAQ posted on her website and later deleted proposed eliminating “farting cows” and airplanes, and providing welfare for people “unwilling to work.” The congresswoman’s chief of staff eventually changed the story, claiming the office mistakenly published a gaffe-riddled FAQ that didn’t match the Green New Deal’s legislative text.

GOP leaders in the Senate have promised to vote on the resolution soon, which Democrats oppose.

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