AOC now blames 'racial injustice' for the climate crisis as she relaunches her ...

AOC now blames 'racial injustice' for the climate crisis as she relaunches her Green New Deal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday relaunched the 2019 climate change plan She told reporters on Capitol Hill climate change was a result of racial policy She urged the crafting of legislation to address climate change and inequality The New York congresswoman's comments were roundly mocked by critics Her Green New Deal has for years been a source of ridicule for Republicans  Critics say it threatens American energy independence and economic might 

By Harriet Alexander For

Published: 04:03 BST, 22 April 2021 | Updated: 04:03 BST, 22 April 2021


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been mocked for claiming that climate change is a product of racial injustice, as she relaunched her controversial Green New Deal.

The New York congresswoman on Tuesday spoke in front of the Capitol to promote her plan, which set a series of ambitious targets such as eliminating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade and transitioning the economy away from fossil fuels.

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Ocasio-Cortez said that climate change must be viewed through the lens of race.

'The climate crisis is a crisis born of injustice, and it is a crisis born of the pursuit of profit at any and all human and ecological cost,' she said.

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