Greenpeace Co-founder Calls Ocasio-Cortez a ‘Pompous Little Twit’ Who ‘Would Bring About Mass Death’

March 4, 2019 Updated: March 4, 2019

Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace who left the world’s largest environmental activist group, criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) over the weekend for her radical policies, calling the Democratic Socialist a “pompous little twit.”

Moore, a policy adviser and author, argued in a series of social media posts that Ocasio-Cortez did not realize the impacts of implementing her Green New Deal (GND) would have on the world, adding that her extreme proposals 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 in another post. “Makes it harder to think straight.”

Moore’s comments were made in reaction to a tweet by Ocasio-Cortez on March 2, where he called her a “garden-variety hypocrite” for her choice of transportation.

In Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet, she defended her use of planes and air-conditioning after a New York Post story revealed how she often used “gas guzzling cars” instead of the subway near her campaign office.

“I also fly [planes] & use A/C Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future,” she said.

While replying to the congresswoman, Moore argued, “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.”

In another tweet on March 3, Moore also weighed in on Ocasio-Cortez’s comments that compared climate change with World War II.

“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 said.

Moore, who previously served as a director of Greenpeace International, left the organization in 1986 when it “evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas,” he said in 2008. He later wrote the book, “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist,” which details his “15 years with Greenpeace and outlines his vision for a sustainable future.”

He is currently a policy adviser at The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank.

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