Greenpeace Founder Slams Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez is a 'Pompous Little Twit'
Patrick Moore blasts AOC over climate resolution, says she'll 'bring about mass death'
Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) over her Green New Deal resolution, calling the Democratic socialist a "pompous little twit."
Moore, who left the environmental organization after declaring it has been “hijacked by eco-fascists," weighed in on Ocasio-Cortez’s controversial plan, saying her ill-thought-out resolution "would bring about mass death" in America if put into action.
Mr. Moore, who co-founded Greenpeace in the early 1970s, has been campaigning for environmental issues for over 50 years and describes himself as a “sensible environmentalist.”
In 2006, he wrote to the Royal Society arguing there was "no scientific proof" that mankind was causing global climate change and believes that it "has a much better correlation with changes in solar activity than CO2 levels."
Last week, he reiterated this view on Climate Change, saying "nothing in today’s weather or climate is anywhere near out of the ordinary with the past 10,000 years.
"If you have an example, kindly share it," he added.
@AOC— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019
Pompous little twit. 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.
According to The Inquistr, despite Patrick Moore having a relatively modest social media following on Twitter, his acerbic words for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew nearly 7,000 likes in somewhat short order.
As IdeaCity details, Moore is no stranger to public controversy and debate, having departed from the organization which he co-founded — Greenpeace — because activists and other sensationalists had, in his view, hijacked the meaning and the motivations behind the environmental and scientific communities.
Upon being informed by a Twitter follower that it was regrettable that “AOC” would have her voice heard to a much greater magnitude than his, Moore replied in equally blunt fashion.
“It won’t be long until she is exposed for the pompous know-nothing she is. Then again, that may work in her favour!!”
At the risk of being repetitive, I repeat:— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 26, 2019
Nothing, nada, zilch, in today’s weather or climate is anywhere near out of the ordinary with the past 10,000 years.
If you have an example, kindly share it.
I left @Greenpeace 33 years ago because they were hijacked by eco-fascists. The entire history is in my book, along with my take on all the eco-issues today.— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019
Available as Kindle or print: https://t.co/CAvAYD5ytH
In a biography posted on the Heartland Institute’s website, Moore’s long and distinguished career is detailed, including his work to fight Greenpeace’s misguided opposition to “Golden Rice,” an essential food to fight disease and death.
“In 2013 Dr. Moore, with his brother Michael and other family members, founded the Allow Golden Rice Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to seeing Golden Rice approved for commercial agriculture. 250 million children, mainly in tropical countries, are deficient in vitamin A and as a result, 2 million die each year.
"The Allow Golden Rice Now! campaign demands that Greenpeace and their allies discontinue their campaign of opposition to Golden Rice, which could eliminate vitamin A deficiency if cultivated and consumed.”
Moore is a policy adviser at the institute, a free-market think tank.
Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez has been branded a hypocrite after it was revealed her campaign spent a small fortune on car travel as opposed to public transport while touting her Green New Deal.
According to election filings, her campaign spent $29,365.70 on car services and only $8,335.41 on subway fares, despite her Queens headquarters being just a one-minute walk from the subway.
On Saturday night, Ocasio-Cortez hit back at the New York Post for highlighting the figures, claiming she is just "living in the world."
"I also fly and use A/C," she tweeted to her more than three million followers.
"Living in the world as it is isn't an argument against working towards a better future.
"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."
She took another swing at the article on Sunday, implying that her hometown newspaper is trying to create controversy where there is none.
"The Post put the fact that I get into cars (while proposing a plan to invest in better car technology) on their front page," she tweeted.
"Pack it up folks, the Pulitzer's been decided. No one can rival this kind of hard-hitting journalism."
The Post put the fact that I get into cars (while proposing a plan to invest in better car technology) on their front page 😂— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019
Pack it up folks, the Pulitzer’s been decided. No one can rival this kind of hard-hitting journalism https://t.co/007iOcpyz2
The freshman congresswoman, representing New York's 14th congressional district, says she has a goal of a "full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases" within 10 years, which includes eradicating petrol engines and air travel.
But the New York Post says from when she announced her candidacy in May 2017 to December 2018, her campaign has relied on using Uber, Lyft, Juno and other ride-hailing apps to get around.
According to federal filings viewed by the Post, Ocasio-Cortez's campaign spent $29,365.70 on vehicles that spew the very emissions she wants to be rid of.
This is despite her headquarters in Elmhurst, Queens, being just a one-minute walk to the 7 train.
During her campaign, she also booked 66 airline trips at a cost of $25,174.54.