Dem presidential candidate melts down on stage, calls for mass evacuation of USA

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One of the oddest moments in Wednesday night’s Democrat presidential debate was Andrew Yang’s proclamation that it’s too late to stop so-called “climate change” and residents of coastal communities like Manhattan must be evacuated immediately because it’s about to be underwater.

“We need to do everything we can to start moving the climate in the right direction, but we also need to start moving our people to higher ground. And the best way to do that is to put economic resources into your hands so you can protect yourself and your families,” Yang wailed, calling for massive government handouts to relocate Americans.

Two problems with that:

1) Environmentalists have spent the last 30 years claiming Manhattan is five years away from being underwater.

2) Yang still lives in Manhattan, has no plans to move and is not looking for a home further inland.

But Yang isn’t alone in his hysterical claims. The image of Manhattan being underwater has been an environmentalist fetish for decades and continues to terrorize unstable people, despite no scientific evidence for it whatsoever.

* In 1970, prominent environmentalist Paul Ehrlich, one of the founders of Earth Day, claimed sea levels would rise so dramatically in a few years “the Supreme Court would be flooded. You can tie your boat to the Washington Monument.” It didn’t even come close to happening.

* In 1988 NASA “climate change expert” Paul Hansen claimed in 20 years Manhattan’s “West Side Highway will be underwater.” It didn’t even come close to happening.

* In 2006 former Vice President Al Gore released his eco-sploitation film “An Inconvenient Truth,” which claimed that in 10 years the polar icecaps would have melted and completely flooded coastal communities like Manhattan as sea levels would eventually rise 20 feet. It didn’t even come close to happening.

After making millions of dollars off a film claiming beachfront communities would be destroyed by sea level rise, Gore purchased an $8.9 million beachfront mansion.

* In 2008, ABC News aired a “climate change” special that claimed by 2015 Manhattan would be flooded by sea level rise, going to far as to produce graphics showing New York City completely underwater. It didn’t even come close to happening.

Billionaire Tom Steyer, a prominent “climate change” conspiracy theorist and also a Democrat candidate for president, also claims “hundreds of millions of people around the world risk losing their homes and livelihoods to sea-level rise,” and is using that prediction to call for a socialist takeover of the U.S. economy.

He recently bought a beachfront mansion.