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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez films bizarre video admitting that climate change wakes her up at night. She's also terrified of diseases escaping melting glaciers.


'There are a lot of diseases that are frozen in some of these glaciers'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) says that climate change frightens her so much, she wakes up in the middle of the night thinking about it — even while on vacation.

What are the details of this harrowing event?

On Tuesday night, the freshman congresswoman went on Facebook Live to answer constituents' and supporters' questions.

One person pointed out that they were very concerned by the notion of climate change, and the newly minted lawmaker agreed.

In a portion of the video — as highlighted by The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra — Ocasio-Cortez related to the question and admitted that she is greatly bothered by the idea, too.

In the video, the social media user shared their concerns and wrote, "How can we save the climate Im [sic] trying to have a nice life[.]"

"Even when I was on vacation, I woke up in the middle of the night at 3:30 in the morning, um, just concerned about climate change," Ocasio-Cortez responded. "I'm 29 years old, I really struggle sometimes with the idea of how to be a policymaker, and potentially have a family in the time of climate change."

"It really, like, freaks me out and it can be really, really scary," she admitted.

Is there more?

There certainly is.

Elsewhere during the Facebook Live appearance, Ocasio-Cortez warned of melting glaciers, which could spread diseases.

"There are a lot of diseases that are frozen in some of these glaciers, that scientists fear that there is a potential that a lot of diseases could escape these melted glaciers, things that were frozen for thousands of years, that they could get into our water, and that humans could contract them," she warned. "They are going to be diseases that are thousands of years old that have vectors that we are not prepared for, that we have never seen, and so that's a concern."

The New York congresswoman later added that the only way to combat the effects of climate change is to exercise your right to vote and reduce your own carbon footprint.

"[T]he best thing we can do is be as supportive of climate policy, and to prioritize it, like if you can make climate change one of your top three voting issues, that's a huge thing you can do, but also if you change your personal consumption, that can do a lot as well," she insisted.

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