Fmr Greenpeace President Continues AOC Criticism, Blasts Climate Change Movement for ‘Using Kids as a Front’

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Former president of Greenpeace Canada Patrick Moore doubled down on his criticism of the Green New Deal and its champion Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday, stating that he believes the congresswoman “telling children there is going to be an apocalypse in 10 years” if they do not address climate change “is child abuse.”

In an appearance on the Fox News show “Hannity,” Moore — who appeared alongside meteorologist Joe Bastardi — reiterated his criticism of Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal, slamming the environmental proposal as “basically a suicide pact” and saying that he believes Ocasio-Cortez telling kids that the world will end in a decade if climate change is not dealt with “is child abuse.”

“I see AOC recruiting young teachers and whole classes of young children ‘against the apocalypse,’ they’re saying. They’re telling these children that there’s going to be an apocalypse in 10 years if they don’t save the climate. I think this is child abuse, myself.”

Moore then went on to claim that “the whole climate change movement has now reverted to using kids as a front” for “ending the use of fossil fuels,” adding that “they’re really trying to sell” socialism.

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Moore went after the freshman firebrand on Twitter over the weekend, spearing Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal as “completely crazy” and calling the congresswoman a “pompous little twit.” Moore’s tirade continued into Monday, where he slammed the New York Democrat as a “garden-variety hypocrite” and claimed that she had “ZERO expertise at any of the things [she] pretend[s] to know.”

The Green New Deal has received criticism since its introduction into the House and the Senate, with Republicans targeting the non-binding resolution as “socialist.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stated in February that he plans to bring the Green New Deal resolution up for a vote in the Senate after “noting with great interest” the resolution.

Correction [3/5/19, 6:18 p.m. ET]: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Moore as a co-founder of Greenpeace. We have corrected the error.

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KhyberRifle
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KhyberRifle

Going forward, I’ll be wanting to hear what this man Moore has to say. He’s brave in this politically warped climate, but then again he’s a guy who’d be in a zodiac on the Pacific seas sabotaging seines, thwarting 200 meter fishing boats, and being shot at. No one with… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

I am guessing Hannity asked his guest what it is HE DOES when he “sees” AOC telling these classrooms of children what he perceives as child abuse? Was that edited from the tape? Does he notify the child welfare agency? Does he immediately step in and tell the children his… Read more »

Madison Dibble
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“This would be, basically, a suicide pact.” He really didn’t pull any punches.

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

He also is paid to defend the petroleum and nuclear power industries. He has no interest in helping getting us out of this mess.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Please cite your sources for this information. How do we know you’re not a dupe for the unsustainable wind and solar industries?

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

There are many descriptions of him, his work and the complaints about him including how he misrepresents his environmental concerns. Go for it.

KhyberRifle
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KhyberRifle

We don’t but its safe to assume that being a dupe he’d swing whichever way the wind blows

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Moore has a PhD in environmental studies AND cofounded Greenpeace. AOC has dual degrees, “allegedly” in economics and international studies. What have you got, besides a keyboard, time, and profound ignorance? The government-mandated theft of others’ earnings to support those too stupid or useless to do for themselves? You’re not… Read more »

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

He did not co-found Greenpeace. Greenpeace has to continually deny his disinformation.

Just because he has a degree doesn’t guarantee that he uses it for good.

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