Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s voice cracks during speech on climate change


And right now federal governments
are failing to act. The United States,
to the horror of the world withdrew from the
Paris agreement. But despite that,
many of the other actors in charge of
some of the most advanced and wealthiest economies,
have withdrawn from the agreement in action.
Not a single one is on track to meet
their Paris goals. Deeper still, we don’t
have to project one minute into
our future to see that the climate crisis
is already here. On this note, I speak
to you not as an elected official or public figure,
but I speak to you as a human being.
A woman whose dreams of motherhood
now taste bittersweet. Because of what I know
about our children’s future. And that our actions
are responsible for bringing their most dire
possibilities into focus. I speak to you as a daughter
and descendant of colonised peoples who have already
begun to suffer. Just two years ago,
one of the deadliest disasters in the United States struck
in the form of Hurricane Maria. The climate change-powered
storm killed over 3,000 Puerto Ricans, American citizens,
my own grandfather died in the aftermath.
None of this is a coincidence; because climate change
is not a coincidence or a scientific anomaly.
Climate change is a consequence. It is a consequence of our
unsustainable way of life. Because it is unsustainable
to organise our society as we have, centered on
prioritising personal gain and profit over any and all
human or planetary considerations. And frankly, it is unsustainable
to continue to believe that our system of runaway,
unaccountable, law-breaking pursuit of profit, whose
inequality is so socially destabilizing that it is giving rise
to authoritarians who burn our forests and
challenge the democracies that listen to basic science
and to think that that has nothing to do with this.
[Audience clapping and cheering]

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  1. "Climate Change" began, when the very first "Model T" hit the roads of urbane America & across the entire planet. Whose too blame ? Anyone who hath ever driven, hired a motorized, combustible engine . . ..and why blame ? Blame is for those who are made desolate and have nothing . .. .. 🇺🇸

  2. As a former social worker turned writer, I'm interested in the latest news headlines, but I do wish this one was a bit more in-depth, Guardian. Thank you nevertheless.

  3. She mentioned Hurricane Maria and I had the chills. Two years and the memory is still hurts like it was yesterday. 🇵🇷💔

  4. Just one year ago the United States suffered one of the worst disasters in its history. This incredibly vapid, stupid, stupid stupid woman was elected to Congress.

  5. I didnt hear any voice crack, what I did hear was someone who battles with being considered human amd a politician, I also heard very real thoughts and feelings by one woman that really uses her platform to voice the same thoughts and feelings of many who are suffering the consequences of climate change in one form or another and that she cant win the battle alone by her single effort.

    I wonder why someone would use this kind of topic and video to lie about the title. Was the actual information not compelling enough?

  6. SHE IS JUST ACTING CANT YOU SEE? ITS ALL AND ACT SHE WANTS TO BECOME THE FIST FEMALE PRESIDENT AND SHE KEEPS PUTTING ON SO ACTS HERE AN THERE

  7. Just talking & giving out false information promoting someone's agenda. Just because you repeat an idea over & over does not make it true.

  8. I think the reason the Democrats are worried about he speaking is that she makes sense… And they hate that. And maybe she will be a future candidate. And they want to control her

  9. And so few of those posting actually listened to the message, or- at the very least- grasped its point.
    Perhaps climate change shouldn't be addressed, as society is in desperate need of a reboot…🙄

  10. It's not the government's job to curb the behavior of individuals. Power plants pollute because they power things. Around 70% of annual power consumption is due to behavior at home. You stop the pollution by being more savvy with how you use electricity. Not like she cares she has a private plane waiting lol

  11. AOC, the spiritual leader of Guardian readers. Climate change is a consequence shes right, of Marxists manipulating science and media.

  12. and……Obama just bought a multimillion dollar mansion feet away from the waters edge on Martha's Vineyard. I think I'll follow the actions and not listen to the words.

  13. AOC is failing to do her job. She took 25,000 jobs from her district. She effectively is keeping the poor people poor. Climate change needs solutions but AOC isn’t the person to represent issues, she’s not educated and is making this issue more divisive than its supposed to be.

  14. IF CLIMATE CHANGE WILL KEEP AOC FROM PROCREATING…. I SAY BRING ON GLOBAL WARMING…… SHE TRIES TO SOUND LIKE A LITTLE GIRL… MAKE NO MISTAKE.. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS WOMAN WHO WOULD ENSLAVE THE FREEST MOST PROSPEROUS PEOPLE IN HISTORY.. SHE WANTS TO TURN OVER 200 YEARS OF PROGRESSION ON IT'S HEAD AND BRING DOWN THE PILLARS OF SOCIETY… WHAT A FOOL !!!

  15. climate change should be news everyday, atleast until people get it into their heads that its a serious problem worth changing our leadership over.. you guys remember who wants to be a millionaire? we've polled the audience of all the scientists and the results came back that 99% agree climate change is a serious human survival threatening problem…. but because 1% says its not a problem where gunna take the answer C "climate change undecided"..

  16. Isn’t it like, totally, like even less than twelve years now? And later it will be less. We better send all our money to the UN and ignore China and India ASAP because feelings and, like, racism.

  17. Bottom line: there's simply no way on earth that China, Russia or any other 3rd world power would even consider a new green deal. You can't fight wars without fossil fuels. So why do you think the US should reduce it's armed forces to being vulnerable to the rest of the world? Makes absolutely NO SENSE AT ALL! NOTE TO AOC: GET A REAL JOB WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE ANY SERIOUS DECISIONS THAT CAN JEOPARDIZE THE SAFETY OR WELL BEING OF AMERICAN CITIZENS.

  18. Lol this Aoc is delusional , her suffrage is unbearable ! 174k a year and living in an expensive apartment her life is all sufferage what a shame :/

  19. Before we all get out the Kleenex and start wiping our eyes and blowing our noses, LMAO! Let us not forget what this little socialist darling's chief of staff said after her "New Green Deal" was rolled out. "This actually has nothing to do with climate change" he said after her bogus socialist claptrap "deal" was announced. "It is actually a way to take over the economy of the US" he said. Gee, like all of us who can actually think, did not already know that! Every time this babe opens her mouth it smells like a rodeo was in the room.

  20. $178,000 annual
    $300 haircuts
    Private Jet flights
    Luxury Apartment
    Campaign Finances used to rehouse her boy toy
    (Inter)National platform and adoration of the baying masses

    You’re not a victim of anything.
    Greta did it better.

  21. Thank you AOC for speaking the truth about an incredibly important global issue that we all face right now! The climate crisis is here, and cannot be ignored any longer.

  22. Cool AOC isn’t gonna have kids? Bring on climate change, sounds like it’s not such a bad thing after all.
    Humans didn’t cause climate change you dumb broad. The sun is in a solar minimum, the poles are shifting and volcanoes are going off everywhere! ALL THE PLANETS are going through changes, are humans to blame for that as well?!
    These cretins just want more money to spend before they head for their bunkers leaving us all to “die in place” according to their NWO agenda of depopulation. Georgia guildestones are these Luciferians 10commandments.
    It’s criminal what THEY ARE SAYING AND DOING TO US AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!! Where’s my flamethrower? 🔥

  23. I hope every global warming nut drowns in a tsunami cause by a "climate-change powered storm". The world will be 100% better off.

  24. Well I'm happy she wont have kids! Her ideas and believes die with her! But she is a leftist so she's more or less lying.

  25. You're sooooooo concerned for the future of your unborn children, and for all the children of the planet, yet you continue to froth at the mouth with anger at the thought of others dismantling the practice of human slaughter / genocide of children in or out of the womb via taxpayer funded abortions. Alexandria Ocasio (Att. Feminists, one family name remains sufficient.), your hypocrisy reeks like your own vomit, YOU ARE PURE EVIL!!!

  26. how's that global warming, oops, climate change a Dem will beat me and impeach me if I don't say that…..festering around NYC lately?

  27. I just watched a discovery episode where the archeologist in Egypt's deserts are excavating whale bones. However, they did not say the people were taxed to death.

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