Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a favorite target of the right, is a staunch advocate for medicare for all, student loan cancellation, and the abolition of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
But one of her most famous positions is robust support for a climate policy overhaul that meets the urgency of what scientists agree is a global crisis.
Ocasio-Cortez—known colloquially as AOC—is the figurehead of the Green New Deal, a set of actions designed to achieve net-zero emissions by the year 2050, while also transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy.
While AOC often encourages her supporters to do their part in creating a healthier environment, she far more often emphasizes that large corporations—especially those relying on fossil fuels for profits—contribute more to the climate crisis than any individual.
So when one of those corporations asked its followers what they were doing to reduce emissions, the famously Twitter-savvy Congresswoman didn't hesitate to answer.
The Congresswoman alluded to documents from the 1980s which were unveiled in 2018 and showed that scientists working for Shell and Exxon warned of the increased carbon dioxide levels resulting from the burning of fossil fuels.
The research found that temperatures and sea levels would rise. Shell went to great lengths to conceal the research, which it designated "confidential" while publicly downplaying the threat posed by the climate crisis.
Only minutes after the Congresswoman dragged them, Shell tacked on an addendum to the question, acknowledging that change "requires everyone to play their part."
People applauded AOC's rebuttal.
Meanwhile, Twitter users roasted Shell almost as badly as greenhouse gases trapped by CO2 emissions roast the planet.