February 19, 2013
Global Warming Believers March in D.C.
On, February 17th, a very chilly and windy Sunday afternoon, the big guns of global warming activism gathered with their true believer followers in a park adjacent to the Washington Monument. Several speakers estimated the crowd at 35,000 to 40,000, as did the Nation magazine. The Huffington Post mentioned 40,000. I made my own estimate. On the march to the White House the line stretched along Constitution Avenue from 15th street to 17th street, a distance of 1500 feet. I generously estimated 50 people every 20 feet. This totals to less than 4000 people. The organizers of political demonstrations always exaggerate the size of the crowd, but a factor of 10 is extreme inflation. The majority of the attendees appeared to be college students with a sprinkling of older lefties. When Michael Brune of the Sierra Club mentioned George W. Bush's name there were loud boos. For some reason, one fellow with a press pass and a camera was wearing a...(Read Full Article)