A founder of the prominent environmental group Greenpeace broke rank with far-left liberals on Monday night, blasting socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” as a potential civilization destroyer.
“So, you’re one of the founders of the most famous environmental organizations in the world, and you think the ‘Green New Deal’ sounds terrifying. Tell us why,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson said during the interview.
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And the founder, Patrick Moore, did just that. He argued immediately that the Green New Deal would certainly lead to true disaster.
“Well, because it would be basically the end of civilization if 85% of the world’s and also 85 percent of the U.S.'s energy in the form of coal, oil, natural gas were phased out over the next few years, like ten years. We do not have anything to replace them with,” Moore said.
He continued: "Yes, if we went into a crash course of building nuclear reactors, we could replace them for producing electricity. But that isn't going to happen because the Greens are against nuclear and they are even against hydroelectric dams which at least is renewable. But they don't support that either. So basically they are opposed to approximately 98.5 percent of all the electricity that we are using and nearly 100 percent of all of the vehicle and transportation and ships and planes energy that we are using.”
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Moore went on to embarrass AOC’s push to ban fossil fuels, demolishing her effort in the simplest of terms.
“How do you get the food to the center of New York, to Manhattan, where AOC is from? You don’t,” Moore added.
AOC’s plan would also have adverse affects that her simple mind hasn’t even considered yet.
“And as I also pointed out, there wouldn’t be a tree left on this planet,” he said.
He continued: “Say this was a worldwide thing, because the United States is not going to ban fossil fuels if no one else does; but say the Paris Agreement came into effect, fully all around the world and everybody banned fossil fuels, there wouldn’t be a tree left on this planet because that would be all there was for fuel, for heating and cooking, as they did in the old days, when there was hardly anybody on the planet compared to what there is today.”
Maybe AOC should go back to bartending.