As Kermit once said, “It’s not easy being green.”
On Saturday, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore dogged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her congressional lifestyle hypocrisy in light of the absurdly extreme posturing of that “stupidest” of documents, the Green New Deal (here).
Patrick may know a little bit more than the New York bartender; he has a PhD in ecology.
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. https://t.co/DZGE1WwLbn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019
Patrick couldn’t hold back any longer:
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
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019
Garden-variety hypocrite! BOOM!
But you might like this one even better: On the 22nd, Alexandria was in overdrive in defense of the radical dumbness of her Deal (like here):
Yup. If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis.
Until then, we’re in charge – and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats. https://t.co/h3KSJhHqDN
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2019
Patrick came in like a wrecking ball:
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.
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 23, 2019
I can’t speak on the last statement, but as for his general points, he’s right.
Aaaaand he’s right.
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