Manhattan weather forecast for August 20, 2050
Bloomberg news reports that “Climate Central” released their 2050 weather forecast for the Big Apple. Using “established scientific methods,” Climate Central predicts that in 2050, New York’s August will be substantially hotter than Atlanta’s current temperature.
For the Bloomberg story, click here: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aV8f4NsP6hos
For the Climate Central website, click here:
Several years ago, Rocky’s broker called him with an offering of General Motors 40-year bonds, which would “resolve GM’s pension liabilities once-and-for-all.” Rocky’s response was a polite “no, thank you.” Rocky thinks beach-goers should treat Climate Central’s forecast with similar skepticism.
In particular, he notes that “established science” also predicts that the quarter-mile-wide Asteroid “Apophis” may collide with earth in 2036. If this happens, it will release 100,000 times more energy than the Hiroshima nuclear blast, and probably put the earth into another ice age. See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2005/dec/07/spaceexploration.research
[Disclosure: The General Motors 7.375% of May 2049 are in default. On matters of weather, Rocky always keeps an umbrella, water bottle, and reflective thermal blanket in the trunk of his car. So he’s fully hedged]