nearvideo Charles Payne calls Ocasio-Cortez, a defense of the ‘ Green New Deal ‘disingenuous’
Fox Business host Charles Payne argued Wednesday, the childhood asthma crisis, which has properties in some of New York City neighborhoods has nothing to do with climate change, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY claimed.
“Members of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is very disingenuous,” Payne said on America’s Newsroom.
“You want to tell the people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the children in the South Bronx, suffer from the highest rates of asthma in children in the country,” Ocasio-Cortez, the Green New Deal is the main sponsor in the house, said during a Committee hearing on Tuesday.
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The Green New Deal calls for the U.S. to shift away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal, and replace them with renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind. The proposed economic program calls for the virtual elimination by the year 2030, the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming.
Republicans railed against the proposal, saying it would devastate increases the economy and trigger massive tax.
Payne said he lived in Harlem and spoke personally and statistically, of the reasons why there are a number of asthma cases in the neighborhood of Harlem and the South Bronx. He cited several studies, including a Columbia University study of 2013, said cockroach and mouse allergens are more common in lower income neighborhoods. Payne also brought in a New York Times study, the year 2003, the social worker said, were you covered on furniture and carpets and rugs from dust in these areas.
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“These are the things that have contributed to the crisis of asthma in these areas. It has to do zero, C02 emissions, per se, or the climate change debate. (Ocasio-Cortez) connects the two,” said Payne. “It is a path that also brings the race into the conversation. I think it is disingenuous, because I would love to see these problems in a concrete way.”
The Green New Deal fell at the first hurdle Tuesday, as the Senate, not the 60 votes needed to begin debate on the non-binding resolution, with 42 Democrats and sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Voting “present.” No senator voted to begin the debate on the legislation.
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Payne also spoke of the International energy Agency, in the recent data on C02 emissions, he said, was released this week. Payne said: “they went up” and said the reason is because China and India, the use of coal.
“America, by the way, our C02 emissions as a percentage of gross domestic product, down from almost 50 percent in the last 20 years. We do what we should do,” Payne said on America’s Newsroom. “It is crazy to disrupt our economy by trillions of dollars, if America is actually better than any other large growing economy in the world.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.