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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns 'the world is going to end' if we don't fix climate change

Climate change has been a major talking point for the freshman congresswoman.
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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks with a colleague at the lottery draw for congressional offices November 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. As part of the new member orientation process, newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives take part in drawing random numbers that provide the order for selecting available congressional office space. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says "the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change."

The congresswoman made the comment while sitting down for an interview with author Ta-Nehisi Coates during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event in New York City.

Climate change has been a major platform for the youngest congresswoman ever elected.

Right after her first day of U.S. House orientation, she was part of a climate change protest at the office of now-Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Late last year, the Trump administration released a 1,500-page report that said the Earth's climate was now changing faster than at any point in modern civilization and indicated the reason was primarily human activities.

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