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You’re behind the times. Please find a clip of Chris Haye’s interview of AOC on MSNBC last night (March 29th, 8 pm) at the Albert Einstein College auditorium (for some reason (huh!) it’s hard to find a proper video rendition. This was fabulous and must be promoted anywhere and everywhere. She is a hero of our modern times. Here’s a place to start. I have to hope that a proper clip of the incredibly brilliant interview will become generally available, but given the corrupt forces in place these days, perhaps not.
This link appears to still work. I didn’t mean to belittle her earlier work. But this is specifically about climate change (Chris Hayes has always been good about this, and the presentation here gives me some hope.)
As expected, that clip went down. Here’s a working extra. I still can’t find the full deal online, but I suspect one could find it if one wanted to. The NBC coverage
By the way, AOC has some very fine academic credentials, among other things. R’s love to claim she’s illiterate, but most of them approach that state, while she does not.
Chris Hayes often covers climate well. I first saw that almost a decade ago on his weekend program (that slot is now done – and done well – by Joy Reid). I’ve heard gossip about his dissing climate coverage because it’s a “ratings killer” but would be willing to bet that his view on that is similar to most of us – that it is deplorable that climate coverage doesn’t get more airtime, because people think that.
fragment was meant to finish “the NBC coverage” is pretty good, pithy quotes, or something like that.
AOC academic credentials:
She came in second in the Microbiology category of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on the lifespan of the nematode C. elegans. In a show of appreciation for her efforts, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory named a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez. In high school, she took part in the National Hispanic Institute’s Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session. She later became the LDZ Secretary of State while she attended Boston University. Ocasio-Cortez had a John F. Lopez Fellowship… During college, she served as an intern in the immigration office during the final year of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy’s tenure… She graduated cum laude from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2011, majoring in international relations and economics
Yeah, not shabby at all.
Two reasons why transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable will not cost, but save money for America and Americans
1) Our existing coal plants are old and nearing the end of their lifespan. We will have to pay for something to replace them. The installed cost per kWh for wind and solar is extremely lower than that of new coal. We will spend less for renewables than we were going to have to spend for new coal plants prior to wind and solar becoming inexpensive.
2) At the height of coal use when coal was providing about 55% of US electricity we spent $140 billion to $240 billion per year paying for the external costs of burning coal. Health costs for illness and deaths caused by coal. As we replace coal with wind and solar we save those hundreds of billions of dollars. We save more in a year than we will likely spend for wind and solar subsidies for all years combined.
BTW, I am very impressed with this woman. We need more congress members like her. Intelligent and articulate.
I’ll add my enormous praise for this woman who is definitely a breath of fresh air in that stodgy old institution called Congress. I hope more members will listen to what she has to say and do some honest soul-searching about where they stand on the issues that she brings up, especially regarding the climate, and which affect us all whether we want to acknowledge that fact or not. The atmosphere and all of Earth’s other systems don’t care about our wants and desires and delusions; they’ll just keep doing their thing whether or not we care. AOC definitely acknowledges this and isn’t afraid to let her colleagues and the American people know about it. Hurrah!!!!!
Yeah, too bad AOC is too young to legally run for President–and it probably is true that as a freshman Congressperson, she still needs more experience to reach the apex of her potential effectiveness.
But she does tell the truth, and she does it with wit, style, sincerity and grit. Love her!
Time for changes in Congress. AOC is the defacto leader of the Dem party now imho
Well, a leading light, anyway.