By Michael Bloomberg
We already know that extreme weather events cost a lot of money. In recent years, these costs have added up after such events as Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina; the wildfires and epic floods in Colorado; the die-off of pine trees across the Rocky Mountains; devastating, historic floods across the Midwest; deepening drought in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma; record heat waves across Alaska and the Northeast; and the slow but intractable death of the coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.
I’m sitting in the “deepening New Mexico drought” this evening, where people are saying it is the greenest they can remember. Driving down here through the Rocky Mountains, the trees looked very healthy. Alaska just had their shortest summer on record after their latest thaw on record. The Colorado floods were 25 year floods and not at all epic. Hurricanes have been the quietest on record. The midwest has had much worse floods in the past century.
Bloomberg is a world class wanker, pulling meaningless words out from where the sun never shines. He apparently thinks that the weather always used to be lovely.