D.C. weather of the future, year 2076
While the rest of the world did retrospectives of the last decade in January, Capital Weather Gang took a bold look ahead to what the District might be like in 2076, America's tercentennial. They released part two yesterday.
The predictions for 2076 that rocked us:
In March, DC's annual cherry blossom festival began, but the cherry trees showed severe signs of stress due to summertime drought and the recurring flooding of the Potomac.
In April and May, global warming adversely affected some of the world's prime grape-growing countries. France, Italy, and Spain can no longer produce the Bordeauxs or La Riojas of the past.
By August, the District accumulated almost 65 ninety-degree days, causing many more deaths from strokes, heart attacks and asthmatic attacks in 2076 than in 2010.
In December, the "outer" beltway, finally completed in 2060, becomes nearly obsolete for commuters, because so many can float to work over substandard roadways in anti-gravity vehicles.
| February 10, 2011; 10:00 AM ET
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