New York State Senator Rachel May is apologizing after she posed for photos in front a banner that draws a comparison between climate change and the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City.

That banner includes a giant airplane labeled 'Climate Change' flying over a cityscape, and directly toward two giant building towers that resemble World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2.

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According to May, however, she did not know what was depicted on that banner she was posing with. On Twitter, the state senator who represents the City of Syracuse and chunks of Onondaga and Oneida counties went on to say she was celebrating news of New York's significant investment in climate change in the state budget. She called the depiction 'unacceptable', apologized, and said she would never use such 'cynical imagery' to score cheap political points:  

The criticism on the social media site has been sharp, both from expected critics like the NYS Senate GOP, but also Twitter users at-large:  

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