Patrick Moore, a former Greenpeace Canada president who now opposes the environmentalist group, issued a series of tweets over the weekend shredding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her Green New Deal.
Mr. Moore, a scientist and author who routinely speaks out against the “eco-fascist” movement, took Ms. Ocasio-Cortez to task for her proposal to transition the country completely off fossil fuels in the next 10 years, saying her plan would result in “mass death.”
“Pompous little twit,” he tweeted. “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.”
“The problem with @AOC is she doesn’t know whether or not she knows what she is talking about,” he wrote. “Makes it harder to think straight.”
Mr. Moore was reacting to a tweet by Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist, who defended herself for proposing the Green New Deal while still using major carbon emitters like airplanes and air conditioning.
“Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future,” the New York Democrat wrote. “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.”
Mr. Moore called the congresswoman a “garden-variety hypocrite.”