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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Polar Vortex

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: February 18, 2021
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Polar Vortex

A Feb.16 Bloomberg article delved into the somewhat surprising connection between a warming Arctic and the subzero temperatures and widespread blackouts in Texas: “How the Warming Arctic Helped Drive a Deep Freeze Into Texas,” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/how-the-warming-arctic-helped-drive-a-deep-freeze-into-texas. We recently featured a guest commentary by Bob Bunting, CEO of the Climate Adaptation Center (CAC), regarding the polar vortex. […]

Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – The Polar Vortex Is Coming To A State Near You!

Author: Bob Bunting, Post Date: January 28, 2021
Climate Adaptation Center

At Cumberland, we pay attention to weather trends and phenomena since severe weather and the destruction left in its wake can affect municipal bonds and reconstruction efforts may result in new bond offerings to meet repair and improvement costs. Bob Bunting, CEO of the Climate Adaptation Center (CAC), has given us permission to share his […]

Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – Hurricanes, Bob Bunting, CAC

Author: Bob Bunting, Post Date: November 18, 2020
Bob Bunting - CEO, Climate Adaptation Center (CAC)

Municipal bond ratings are affected by the preparedness of the issuers for severe weather, the impacts of climate change, and other factors that may affect credit ratings. Cumberland Advisors takes a keen interest in the micro and macro details surrounding municipalities and weather events. Our colleague Bob Bunting, meteorologist, professor, and former executive at both […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Hurricanes

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: August 27, 2020
David R. Kotok

In the Indian Ocean they are called cyclones, in the Pacific Ocean, typhoons. The latter term comes from the Chinese tai fung, which translates as “great wind.” The Kʼicheʼ Mayans called their god of wind, storm, and fire Hurakan. European colonists adopted the word, and it became hurricane. (Source: A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s […]

Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – Is There A COVID-19 Signal in Climate Data & Is It Potential Good News for Florida?

Author: Bob Bunting, Post Date: March 20, 2020
Is There A COVID-19 Signal in Climate Data & Is It Potential Good News for Florida - Bunting

Our colleague Bob Bunting, meteorologist, professor, and former executive at both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), is CEO of the Climate Adaptation Center (CAC) here in Sarasota, Florida. Bob has contributed several guest commentaries to Cumberland in recent years, including “It’s Hot and Getting Hotter […]

Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – Outlook for the 2019 Hurricane Season

Author: Bob Bunting, Post Date: July 2, 2019

Bob Bunting brings his established credentials, including being a Director of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and a Lead Forecast for NOAA, to this guest commentary. He also mentions the Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Center (CAC), of which he is the CEO and which I personally support with money and effort. We thought it […]

Memorial Day Reflections

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 27, 2019

“[On Saturday, May 25,] more than 980 cadets became army second lieutenants at West Point’s football stadium. America’s Vice-President, Mike Pence, told them President Trump has proposed a $750bn defense budget for 2020 and said the US ‘is once again embracing our role as the leader of the free world.’ “ ‘It is a virtual […]

Watch Recorded Livestream of Climate Change Summit at University South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Author: Cumberland Advisors, Post Date: January 25, 2019
Bob Bunting, accomplished entrepreneur and scientist

Cumberland Advisors’ Patty Healy is participating in the Climate Change Summit held at USF Sarasota-Manatee today, January 25, 2019. She’ll be speaking to the audience about municipal bond ratings relating to how prepared these entities are for severe weather events, the impacts of climate change, and other factors that may affect credit ratings. I’ll be […]

Zika, Climate Change & January 25

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 9, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Zika

On December 30, as 2018 drew to an end, NBC’s Meet the Press aired an entire program on the climate change crisis, well worth watching (https://www.nbc.com/meet-the-press/video/meet-the-press-1230/3850857). Host Chuck Todd gave no air time to climate change denialism. Instead, the episode plunged into analyzing the crisis at hand, what might be done, what impediments slow our […]

Is Climate Warming Creating More Dangerous Hurricanes?

Author: Bob Bunting, Post Date: December 21, 2018

Two Hard-Hitting Hurricane Seasons Last year was a September to remember in the US as far as hurricanes go. First, Harvey hit Texas with 130-mph winds and thundering rains totaling up to 60 inches in places, setting all-time US rainfall records. Next, Irma created havoc across the Caribbean and Florida as the strongest Atlantic hurricane […]