“This is what climate change looks like: it hits vulnerable communities first,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-NY) in a tweet. She continued to blame climate change for Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impact on the Bahamas.

“I can already hear climate deniers screeching: ‘It’s always been like this! You’re dim,’ etc. No. This is about science & leadership,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “We either decarbonize & cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.”

Dorian’s punishing winds and torrential rain battered the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, which have a combined population of about 70,000 and are known for their marinas, golf courses, and all-inclusive resorts.

The Grand Bahama airport was under 6 feet of water and at least five deaths were reported.

Ocasio-Cortez dismissed “climate deniers” who claim the latest hurricane has nothing to do with climate change.

 


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