March 15 2019

Beto’s Presidential Campaign: Humanity EXTINCT in 12 Years If We Don’t Fix the Planet NOW

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke warned Thursday in his first presidential campaign stop that parts of the planet will soon…

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke warned Thursday in his first presidential campaign stop that parts of the planet will soon become uninhabitable, driving a massive wave of climate ‘refugees’ across the U.S. border, if America’s government doesn’t adopt emergency measures within the next 12 years.

O’Rourke, 46, had formally announced an hour earlier that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of speculation over whether he would try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid.

In the southwestern Iowa town of Keokuk, a sweater-clad Beto told a smallish crowd that by the time his 12-year-old son is his age ‘we may not be able to live in cities that we call home today, like El Paso, Texas. We may not be able to grow our own food and fiber, feed and clothe ourselves in this country.’

And in a silent nod to his differences with President Donald Trump on immigration issues, he downplayed the present national security threat of ever-larger seas of humanity crossing into the U.S. from Mexico and nations further to the south. It will get worse unless the planet heals, he warned.

‘If you think 300,000 immigrants and asylum-seekers apprehended on the southern border is a problem – and I don’t necessarily think that it is,’ he said, ‘the kind of migration and refugee flows that we will see when entire bands of this world are no longer habitable will be a crisis of a different magnitude altogether.’

‘We face catastrophe and crisis on this planet,’ he insisted in a dour note, ‘even if we were to stop emitting carbon today right now at this moment.’

Democrats on their party’s far left wing have proposed a ‘Green New Deal’ that would spend tens of trillions of dollars to reshape the U.S. economy along environmental lines, eliminating air travel and gasoline-powered cars and replacing countless buildings with greener versions. O’Rourke didn’t formally endorse the proposal on Thursday but said it’s the best proposal he’s heard.

‘Some will criticize the Green New Deal for being too bold or being unmanageable. I tell you what: I haven’t seen anything better that addresses this singular crisis we face, a crisis that could at its worst lead to extinction,’ he said.

He painted an apocalyptic picture of America’s future, claiming global warming will unleash ‘massive migration of tens or hundreds of millions of people from countries that are literally uninhabitable or under water, that are above the sea right now.’

‘And along this current trajectory there will be people who can no longer live in the cities that they call home today. There is food grown in the country that will no longer prosper in these soils. There is going to be massive migration of tens or hundreds of millions of people from countries that are literally uninhabitable or under water, that are above the sea right now. This is our final chance. The scientists are absolutely unanimous on this, that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis.’

An anti-O’Rourke ad running this week in Iowa describes him as a culture-appropriating Irishman who pretends to be Hispanic and leads a life of privilege; ‘He’s Barack Obama, but white,’ the ad claims. (Read More)