The co-founder of the environmentalist group Greenpeace called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) a “pompous little twit” and criticized the Green New Deal as “completely crazy,” saying that if fossil fuels were banned, it would “bring about mass death,” Fox News reports.
Patrick Moore, who said he left Greenpeace 33 years ago “because they were hijacked by eco-fascists,” tweeted Saturday, “@AOC 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.”
Furthermore, he blasted Ocasio-Cortez for calling climate change “our World War II,” saying instead the Green New Deal would be “worse than WWII.”
“Isn't @AOC a bit young to talk about WW2? It was Hell & more than 60 million died. It's her @GND that would be worse than WW2. Imagine no fuel for cars, trucks, tractors, combines, harvesters, power-plants, ships, aircraft, etc. Transport of people & goods would grind to a halt,” Moore tweeted Sunday.
"I suspect @AOC is a flash in the pan. Her @GND is so completely crazy it is bound to be rejected in the end. But she does have wind in her sales due to the political situation. 2020 will be even more interesting now,” he tweeted.
Moore also criticized Ocasio-Cortez’s use of ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft while campaigning, instead of using the subway near her campaign office.
The "world as it is" has the option of taking the subway rather than a taxi. 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,” Moore said.
Ocasio-Cortez responded, tweeting, “I also fly & use A/C. 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.”
On Monday morning, she tweeted, “I need to admit something to you all. Frankly, I don’t know how my environmental reputation can recover. Today... I wrote in a book... made out of PAPER. Apparently using present technology means I can’t fight for new jobs, investing in infrastructure, & renewable energy.”