Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s time to confront the major factor fueling global migration: climate change

By | April 10, 2019

Newsweek reports:

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Tuesday to highlight one of the driving factors behind global migration that, more often than not, goes ignored by those seeking to quell it: climate change.

“The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants,” said Ocasio-Cortez, whose own Green New Deal proposal aims to address climate change and economic inequality. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what’s causing people to flee their homes in the first place? Perhaps that’s [because] they’d be forced to confront [one] major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.”

Ocasio-Cortez shared a video in her post created by the Leap, an organization founded by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. [Continue reading…]

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