Environmental lawyer and climate change activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. won't give up his cell phone and car even for the cause of reducing carbon emissions.
PJ Media correspondent Michelle Fields caught up with Kennedy at yesterday's People's Climate March in New York City. Fields first asked him if the event itself damaged the environment considering all the fossil fuels that were burned up in order to stage it. Kennedy, 60, a multimillionaire son of the late U.S. Attorney General and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy (JFK's brother), responded that the event was necessary to save the planet and combat man-made climate change.
Fields then asked him about whether he would set a personal example in environmental protection and the fight against global warming by giving up his cell phone and automobile (coal, for example, apparently produces about 40 percent of U.S. electricity). A visibly upset Kennedy nixed both ideas, but in a somewhat confused response, he said he would and then wouldn't lead by example in reducing his own carbon footprint. He also blamed the lack of progress with global warming legislation on big money players Koch Brothers who he claimed have corrupted both Republicans and Democrats.
When Fields tried to ask him about the political activity of billionaire Tom Steyer, who (along with people like George Soros and other one-percenters) is pouring money into Democrat political campaigns in this election cycle, Kennedy appeared to get a little hot and grabbed her microphone to continue on with his rant. Kennedy, who has an active social life along with his political activism, admitted that he doesn't want to reduce his quality of life. See embed below and draw your own conclusions.
RFK Jr. also wants to throw climate change deniers into jail.
Other global warming celebrity crusaders like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore who usually travel by private jet, ride around on land in gas-guzzling limos and SUVs, and live in huge mansions also attended the climate march. Gore even sold his TV station to Big Oil for millions, and he is now embroiled in a legal dispute over payment with the new owner, Al Jazeera.
Kennedy and his new wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines, just bought a $5 million gated luxury estate in Malibu, California.
Parenthetically, marchers at the climate rally apparently left lots of trash behind. This is in sharp contrast to events staged by Tea Party members, for example, who reportedly leave venues cleaner than when they arrived.