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    While some netizens backed Ocasio-Cortez’s message, other slammed the so-called Green New Deal.

    US Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used a recent video of New York's underground flooding to draw attention to a set of proposals known as the Green New Deal, which is designed to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions, among other things.

    The video shared by the congresswoman on Twitter shows rain water pouring into a subway station this week. 

    "The Green New Deal, which is a blueprint to create millions of good jobs rebuilding infrastructure to stem climate change & protect vulnerable communities, is unrealistic," AOC tweeted. "Instead we will do the adult thing, which is take orders from fossil fuel execs &make you swim to work."

    Her message elicited a somewhat mixed response online; while some agreed with her, many questioned the effectiveness of the Green New Deal.

    Many were more interested in the video than AOC’s message.

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