Greenpeace founder turned climate change skeptic Patrick Moore has reignited his feud with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a “pompous little twit” and "garden-variety hypocrite” in a barrage of tweets.
Moore helped found the veteran eco-organization in the 1970s, before parting ways with his fellow activists over their left-wing politics and becoming an advocate for nuclear power and lobbyist for the forestry industry. Lately, he has been tussling with New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the ‘Green New Deal,’ an ambitious piece of environmental legislation that seeks to dramatically overhaul America’s energy sector and economy in a bid to slash carbon output.
Moore began picking the Green New Deal apart in February, ridiculing its promise to remove “greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.”
“Technically,” he stated, “this would mean removing all H2O vapour and all CO2 which would mean the eradication of all life on Earth.”
'@AOC 's Green New Deal calls for:
"(J) removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere."https://t.co/t9HuWwC1rI
Technically (scientifically) this would mean removing all H2O vapour and all CO2 which would mean the eradication of all life on Earth.
Brilliant. ?? pic.twitter.com/i91rvW0HXI
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 19, 2019
The legislation has been ridiculed from all sides for its proposed abolition of air travel and fossil fuel powered vehicles, as well as its estimated cost of over $50 trillion, over twice the worth of the entire US economy.
Ocasio-Cortez has stuck to her guns, however. In a tweet, the Bronx Democrat told skeptics “If you don’t like the Green New Deal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal...until then, we’re in charge.”
Moore hit back, calling AOC a “pompous little twit” and claiming that “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.”'
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