'Green New Deal' and its sponsor earn 'silly' label

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Green New Deal press conferenceIt's turning out that not every environmentalist is on board with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's controversial and cost-prohibitive "Green New Deal."

The Democratic lawmaker's proposal – which has garnered her extensive press coverage and endorsements from several of her party's presidential candidates – is estimated to cost somewhere around $93 trillion over ten years. The early plan is to get rid of air travel, retrofit every building in America with solar panels, and pay anyone who can't or doesn't want to work a living wage.

How to pay for it all? "AOC," as she's come to be known by the press, says not to bother her with such trivial concerns.

Ocasio-Cortez: "[People complain] 'Oh, it's vague. Oh, it doesn't address this little minute thing.' And I'm like, 'You try. You do it. Cause you're not. So until you do it, I'm the boss.'"

But "the boss" is dead wrong, according to Patrick Moore – and he should know: he's the founder of the environmental group Greenpeace.

"Of course, climate change is real," Moore told Fox News. "It's been happening since the beginning of time. But it's not dangerous and it's not made by people."

While that stance isn't likely to win him friends on the left, it's what many climate scientists have been saying all along.

"The whole 'climate crisis,' as they call it, is not only fake news – it's fake science," Moore continued. "There is no climate crisis. In fact, carbon dioxide [which some cite as the cause of global warming] is the main building block of all life. That's where the carbon comes from in carbon-based life."

As for the 29-year-old AOC and her Green New Deal? "It's a silly plan," said Moore. "That's why I suggested she was a pompous little twit – 'twit' meaning 'silly' in the British lexicon and 'pompous' meaning 'arrogant.'"

Along with Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Green New Deal resolution in Congress in early February. The day after it was introduced, TheBlaze reported that no less than four announced Democratic presidential hopefuls jumped on board: Senators Cory Booker (New Jersey), Kamala Harris (California), Kirsten Gillibrand (New York), and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts).

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