Computer can predict weather in 100 years, but not two days6/25/2012
Britain has a super computer that's supposed to be capable of accurately predicting weather a century in advance -- but it's already gotten its forecast wrong after just two days. After forecasting sun in central London, England's capital instead experienced rainclouds and a downpour of accusations. The computer was built by the office with taxpayer money, somewhere around $64 million in total, much of which went into high salaries and "golden goodbyes" to senior executives who decided to leave the fortune-telling business Met Office that built it. Met has reminded critics that they predicted dangerous gales in Scotland in 2011, but we still forecast a storm of criticism and a drought of funds for this ambitious program.
Do you think this machine will be worth the money?