‘Settled science?’ RFK, Jr. in 2008: D.C. may never see snow again
As Washington, D.C has been completely immobilized by a snowstorm, now is a good time to remember that in Sept. 2008, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. penned a hysterical column for the Los Angeles Times predicting the ravages of so-called “man-made global warming” would mean Washington, D.C. may never see snow again.
An embarassed Kennedy has since scrubbed the column from his website, but nothing escapes the scrutinous eye of the wonderful David Freddoso at The Washington Examiner, who republished the core of Kennedy’s alarmist pap when D.C. was snowed under last February.
“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.”
An angry Kennedy snapped back, “Idiots on the right like Rush like to point to any cold-weather anomalies as proof that global warming doesn’t exist.”
But wouldn’t he be an “idiot” for pointing to any warm-weather anomaly as proof that global warming does exist?
If “man-made global warming” is ”settled science,” why can’t its leading experts agree on what the climate will be just 15 months from now?
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