Well, that didn’t take long. In the constant rush to proclaim, ‘New evidence shows global warming is even worse than we thought,’ the media are now claiming we actually don’t have 12 years to save the planet from global warming – we have less time than that.

In an article titled, “What Does ’12 Years to Act on Climate Change’ (Now 11 Years) Really Mean?’ Inside Climate News claims the 12-year deadline proclaimed by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually “too lenient.”

Ocasio-Cortez claimed, “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” The Inside Climate News article, after running cover for Ocasio-Cortez by saying the socialist member of Congress really meant we have 12 years to take meaningful action on climate change to avoid worst-case scenarios, claims the climate may have already reached dangerous tipping points, including passing a point of no return for Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets to recover to their previous extent.

Somehow, the thought that Greenland and Antarctica may not regain the very small relative amount of ice they may have lost in the past decade or so doesn’t strike us as a catastrophic tipping point. Yet that very thought appears to keep Ocasio-Cortez from sleeping at night.

Add Inside Climate News to the Sleepless in Greenland crew. In addition to claiming ice growth in Greenland and West Antarctica may have already passed tipping points, the article claims other tipping points are likely to occur in less than 11 years.

So, Ocasio-Cortez was actually being conservative when she said the world will end in 12 years. Look for future claims – coming soon to a theater near you – that we have only five years, three years, or even just one year before the world will end. Heck, the world may already have ended due to climate change.

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