Skip to comments.RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC
Posted on 02/07/2010 6:00:44 AM PST by Zakeet
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who flies around on private planes so as to tell larger numbers of people how they must live their lives in order to save the planet, wrote a column last year on the lack of winter weather in Washington, D.C.
"In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today's anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don't own a sled. But neighbors came to our home at Hickory Hill nearly every winter weekend to ride saucers and Flexible Flyers.
"In those days, I recall my uncle, President Kennedy, standing erect as he rode a toboggan in his top coat, never faltering until he slid into the boxwood at the bottom of the hill. Once, my father, Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, brought a delegation of visiting Eskimos home from the Justice Department for lunch at our house. They spent the afternoon building a great igloo in the deep snow in our backyard. My brothers and sisters played in the structure for several weeks before it began to melt. On weekend afternoons, we commonly joined hundreds of Georgetown residents for ice skating on Washington's C&O Canal, which these days rarely freezes enough to safely skate.
"Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil and its carbon cronies continue to pour money into think tanks whose purpose is to deceive the American public into believing that global warming is a fantasy."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
....well Global Warming can also make freezing temperatures and snow too!
God has a sense of humor.
Now he is a partner in a private equity fund called Vantage Point Venture Partners, and they have invested in a windmill company called FloDesign, among other green companies. So he bangs the drum about planetary climate devastation, but if you buy his windmill the world will be saved. He is shilling to make money under the guise of being a savior to the planet. Gore is the same way. They should stop criticizing Exxon as a first step in the long 12 step program back from ugly hypocrisy.
Bobby, if you are listening, here is an interesting statistic concerning wind power: It takes an average of 3.3 metric tons per MegaWatt to build a natural gas fired plant. It takes 462 metric tons of steel per MW for a wind farm. That is because each MW of wind gets its own 20 story steel tower. Now Bobby, I know you are not technical, but do you know where steel comes from.....try coal as one of the ingredients. So the more wind you put up, the more you will flood the atmosphere with CO2 and the quicker you will bring us to the Al Gore “tipping point” which means for you, falling off the bar stool. It takes a wind farm years to break even on its CO2. Also each windmill needs a natural gas fired backup generator since the wind only blows 30% of the year. Wind power is killing our planet. Try nuclear, pebble bed or thorium, far superior and less environmental impact than destroying millions of acres and shoreline, and countless animals with steel intensive windmills.
Here is what I love about these guys. On the one hand they will make anecdotal observations supporting globull warming when convenient. This ass hat did that in relaying stories about snow fall and the memories of his childhood around the DC area then comparing it with current weather. Then when those observations are controverted by events they sniff “anecdotal observations have no bearing on the validity of globull warming”. It really is frustrating because truth is not what is driving the debate. So if you are operating under the mistaken premise that truth matters and try to have a rational discussion about an irrational premise... Well, how does an argument like that ever turn out?
That’s all. I have NO USE for any Kennedy.
Do you have to attend an ivy league school to become this arrogant, or is it that the arrogant attend these institutions.
Thar doesn’t sound true.
it takes a special kind of snow to make an igloo and very low temperatures.
Say—is this the guy who did an “exposé” a while back on what he imagined to be an epidemic of anal assaults with penetrating objects?
A windmill in the ocean is twice the cost on land. Land based on $2500 per KW, in the water that is $5000.
The concrete and cabling costs are also multiples of a gas plant.
The ironic part is that all windmills shut down when the wind speed is above 35mph or else they will break apart. They cannot capture high speed wind energy. FloDesign is expected to do better since it is a radical new design, more like a jet turbine and no pin-wheel, but they do not yet have a working model.
If you have a windmill that takes decades to achieve break-even, it means you have a windmill that will not achieve break-even within its operational lifetime.
Similar deal with solar power. Making square miles of solar panels will involve huge amounts of pollution. Then you have solar panels that need to be kept clean (they don't work when encrusted with dirt and bird poop), using water and detergent. And by the time the solar panels have paid for themselves, they need to be replaced.
All I can hope for is that RFK Jr, and Al Gore are in this massive snow storm shivering in their darkened homes because their windmills froze up.
50+ inches of snow at my address so far this season, about 7 weeks.
I would like to actually see the proof of the snow he claims to have seen. As a person who was living at the time he claims to have experienced those events, I seriously doubt his “memories” are accurate.