Beisner: AOC's 'Green New Deal' neither green nor new

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Alexandria Ocasio-CortezRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) continues to make headlines, this time for remarks about the climate.

"Millennials and Gen Z and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we're like, 'The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change – and you're biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it?'," Ocasio-Cortez said Monday during an interview in New York City. "This is our World War II."

Ocasio-Cortez's "12-year" remark is drawn from the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which actually says mankind has 12 years to act or more devastation can be expected.

Regardless, Cal Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship Of Creation says he's heard it all before. "We've been getting told '10 years' or '12 years' or '20 years' for almost the last 30 years," he tells OneNewsNow.

Beisner adds that Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal" to address climate issues is nothing new. (See related OneNewsNow article)


"Frankly, it's not even green," he explains, "because if we were to take the prescription of a drastic reduction of the use of fossil fuels and replacing them with wind and solar, we would have to put vastly many times more land under use for wind and solar factories than the land that we affect now with drilling and fossil-fueled powered electricity plants," he explains.

"[Ocasio-Cortez's deal is] not green – [and] it's certainly not a new deal," he concludes. "It's the same sort of socialistic, big government solution that the environmental movement has been pushing since the 1960s."


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