In a statement Friday night about the confrontation, Feinstein said she "always welcomes the opportunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine".
The activist group that arranged the visit used a different word to describe the exchange: "condescending".
Online reaction to the 2-minute, 20-second video was divided.
Feinstein noted how the plan lacks support from Republicans, who control the Senate. Many others have felt the effects far worse, as more and more devastating wildfires and other natural disasters continue to occur.
Below is a short version of the incident that was edited and released by Sunrise Movement Bay Area. She lectures the kids that she just won re-election by a million votes and reiterates "I know what I'm doing".
Since people like Feinstein "didn't try", people "are dying in the thousands", Ocasio-Cortez said.
"The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive", the group noted in its analysis. But activists complain that it does not have the power to propose legislation nor can it issue subpoenas. "Our Green New Deal would do that", concluded the board.
A conservative group called the Job Creators Network placed a billboard in Times Square to call out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for celebrating Amazon's decision not to build a new headquarters in New York City.
"That resolution will not pass the Senate, and you can take that back to whoever sent you here and tell them", Feinstein responded after the students insisted the legislation was badly needed.
Young Congressional staffers usually make $30,000 to $35,000 per year.
For longtime watchers of Feinstein's career, the scene was not a surprise. "She's got this really nice, warm, cozy life, easy access to food because of the massive infrastructure born of fossil fuels, and she wants to rip it apart", Limbaugh added.
On Twitter Sunday, she again went after those seeking to manage the risks and arrival of climate change, calling them "climate delayers". "Well, it's not going to get turned around in 10 years", Feinstein responded, which is the political equivalent of telling a kid that the tooth fairy doesn't exist. But she indicated in the tweet that the address the Post was investigating was not her current address, which the congresswoman said she won't disclose due to security concerns.
The senator asked her age.
Senator Feinstein was notorious before, when she announced after California voted to legalize recreational cannabis, that she was against doing so. One young woman told her that is not good enough.
Feinstein replied, saying, "You know what's interesting about this group?"
"Great", the woman replied.