Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, slammed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Saturday for being a hypocrite over living a lifestyle that does not align with her extremist views on climate change.
Moore, who has a Ph.D. in ecology, called out Ocasio-Cortez after she mocked a New York Post article that highlighted her numerous flights and car travel — which are things she attacked in her Green New Deal.
“I also fly & use A/C Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “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.”
Moore fired back: “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.”
This was hardly Moore’s first time going after Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter.
“Yup. If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on February 22. “Until then, we’re in charge – and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats.”
Moore responded: “Pompous little twit. You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get the 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.”
Other times Moore has criticized Ocasio-Cortez include:
“‘@AOC ‘s Green New Deal calls for: ‘(J) removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere,'” Moore tweeted. “Technically (scientifically) this would mean removing all H2O vapour and all CO2 which would mean the eradication of all life on Earth. Brilliant.”
Tweeting about Ocasio-Cortez’s notion that the world is going to end in 12 years, Moore wrote: “Do you think AOC really believes the world will end in 12 years? Or does she think Democrats are stupid enough to believe her? Either way she is way out to lunch.”
“Good photo of @AOC after being told she’s not really in charge, or The Boss,” Moore tweeted in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s recent claim that she was “the boss.”
“It seems many people agree that @AOC is a bit too big for her britches,” Moore tweeted. “I’m in good company here. @POTUS is right to encourage her to keep blathering insanity. There can’t be 5% who support giving up planes, hamburgers, gasoline, and reliable electricity.”