Wow. If she’s lost a former Greenpeace fanatic, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s path to saving the planet just got a little harder. Granted, Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace left the group 15 years ago but the sick burn he issued to the freshman congresswoman was a bit of an entertaining distraction, adding a fresh layer to the political policy debate. “Pompous little twit” is now my favorite response to know-it-all Millennials,
Not that the Green New Deal presented by AOC and her staff was a serious policy paper about climate change. It was a hot mess of a manifesto, pages of utter nonsense only to be taken seriously by Democrat presidential candidates and other Democrats in office afraid to cross the aggressive young legislator. Moore’s not having it, though.
— Flyover Culture (@FlyoverCulture) March 3, 2019
Now 72 years old, Moore walked away from Greenpeace after a take-over by eco-fascists, as he calls the environmental wackos. He also calls out AOC’s hypocrisy. While she’s promoting such extreme positions on dealing with the alleged climate change crisis, she’s living large doing as she wishes without abiding by her own demands. Her carbon footprint is no smaller than anyone else’s.
While AOC demands the end of the combustible engine (automobiles) and airplane travel, she’s traveling by gas guzzling SUV’s and ride-share services instead of public transportation.
The guiding principle of her eco-vision is to bring about “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years.
To achieve this, the GND fact sheet says, the nation must “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail … create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.”
Apparently, AOC doesn’t recycle or compost, either.
In a Feb. 24 Instagram video filmed in her kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez railed against plastic grocery bags — then appeared to toss two of the sacks, which can be recycled, into the trash.
“It drives me crazy,” she said of plastic bags. “I wish they didn’t exist.”
In the video, Ocasio-Cortez peeled a sweet potato while calling for a “universal sense of urgency” to save the Earth.
But she discarded the vegetable scraps into the same receptacle she had just used for the plastic bags, rather than setting the food waste aside for compost.
Her use of gas-guzzling vehicles producing CO2 emissions allows Moore the opportunity to state an inconvenient truth – the emissions actually help plant life grow and flourish. Moore is not afraid to tout use of fossil fuels and says if AOC had her way, every tree would be chopped down for fuel. Where does that get us? He calls himself a sensible environmentalist. The debate could use a lot more of them.
Whoops, @AOC is a gas-guzzler. If only she realized that the CO2 she is emitting was helping plants grow healthier and increasing crop yields on farms around NYC. Then she could be sane. https://t.co/wEvJ8Tagrd
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019
Moore didn’t appreciate AOC’s reference to climate change as her generation’s WWII, either. “You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get food into the cities.”
“It’s her @GND that would be worse than WW2,” he said. “Imagine no fuel for cars, trucks, tractors, combines, harvesters, power-plants, ships, aircraft, etc. Transport of people & goods would grind to a halt.”
You are delusional if you think fossil fuels will end any time soon, maybe in 500 yrs. AOC’s attitude is unjustifiably condescending. She is a neophyte pretending to be wise. Her kind bring ruination if allowed to be “in charge”. (from the cheap seats).
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 23, 2019
Moore gives a quick explainer about fossil fuels via Twitter, too.
Fossil fuels are of life-origin & organic, as in the scientific meaning, organic chemistry, the chemistry of carbon. They were made with 100% solar energy. When burned the main products are H2O and CO2, the 2 most important ingredients of all life. So people, stop dissing them.
Simple enough, right? The U.S. has eliminated a larger amount of polluting emissions than any other country. The Paris accord is useless as it doesn’t demand the same performance by other large countries polluting the air like China and India. President Trump was right to call that agreement out as bogus and useless to the U.S. Moore agrees with that, too. How refreshing. AOC could learn a lot from this man if she gave him a chance.