If you think the Green New Deal championed by the far left sounds pretty far out there, you are not alone.
One of the founders of Greenpeace is particularly outspoken about the plan, which has been heralded by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Patrick Moore is one of the founding members of the Greenpeace organization, and has been increasingly concerned about the Green New Deal. He recently spoke with Fox news and outlined the parts of the deal that he finds so troubling.
The End of Civilization as We Know It
Moore did not mince words when speaking about the Green New Deal program. The plan to phase out coal, oil and natural gas over the next decade would lead to food and humanitarian crises around the world and devastate most of the population, according to Moore. The plan calls for replacing about 85% of the world’s energy sources, but does not really say what these sources will be replaced with.
“We do not have anything to replace them with,” Moore told Fox News. “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.”
According to Moore, the left is opposed to almost 100 percent of the types of energy and fuel that the world needs to function. Getting rid of those sources would halt most transportation, including trucks, ships and planes. It would also render leave most households without power for refrigeration, heating and cooling and other basic needs.
Food is at the Heart of the Issue
Moore’s largest concern is food. While food can be harvested on a small scale without energy (you can simply pick a tomato from your own garden, provided you have one), you can’t feed millions of people without energy.
“You don’t have a plan to feed eight billion people without fossil fuels or get the food into the cities where it’s needed,” Moore added.
Moore highlighted the need for large trucks to haul tons of foods to supermarkets on a regular basis, from farms to stores. Many people living in more urban areas think food comes from the supermarket, according to Moore, but the reality is the food we eat relies on fossil fuels for planting, cultivation, harvesting and delivery.
“And if we ban fossil fuels, first agricultural production would collapse in a very short period of time. There are these things called tractors and they use fuel, and all the other implements on the farm and then there is the transportation,” Moore explained.
How do you get food to Manhattan, where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex lives, without power? You don’t, according to Moore.
“Then the people there will begin to starve, and that will spread out as a rot from the center of the metropolises all across the country and half the population will die in a very short period of time,” the Greenpeace co-founder concluded.
Moore also spoke out about other aspects of the deal, which he feels would lead to deforestation and tree death throughout the USA in a short period of time.
You know the Democrats have gone too far when they can’t even get noted environmentalists on their side…
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