Article By: Washington Times
Patrick Moore, a former Greenpeace Canada president who now opposes the environmentalist group, issued a series of tweets over the weekend shredding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her Green New Deal.
Mr. Moore, a scientist and author who routinely speaks out against the “eco-fascist” movement, took Ms. Ocasio-Cortez to task for her proposal to transition the country completely off fossil fuels in the next 10 years, saying her plan would result in “mass death.”
“Pompous little twit,” he tweeted. “You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death.”
“The problem with @AOC is she doesn’t know whether or not she knows what she is talking about,” he wrote. “Makes it harder to think straight.”
Mr. Moore was reacting to a tweet by Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist, who defended herself for proposing the Green New Deal while still using major carbon emitters like airplanes and air conditioning.
“I also fly [in planes] & use A/C,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to a New York Post article that slammed her for “gas-guzzling car rides.”
“Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future,” the New York Democrat wrote. “The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy.”
Mr. Moore called the congresswoman a “garden-variety hypocrite.”
“The ‘world as it is’ has the option of taking the subway rather than a taxi,” Mr. Moore replied. “Option of Amtrak rather than plane, option of opening windows rather than A/C. You’re just a garden-variety hypocrite like the others. And you have ZERO expertise at any of the things you pretend to know.”
“I left @Greenpeace 33 years ago when they were hijacked by leftists like @AOC,” he wrote.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez did not respond to Mr. Moore’s attacks.
Mr. Moore, now a policy adviser at the Heartland Institute, authored a 2011 book about his contentious departure from Greenpeace titled, “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist.”