Sandy was an astonishing storm ((See Jeff Masters for some of the reasons why.)). Bloomberg Businessweek has taken the opportunity to state the obvious and create one of the great magazine covers to sell the story ((The ageing magazine editor in me doffs his hat.)). It’s worth reading the magazine’s coverage ((Or the parsing of it at Climate Progress.)) because the usual suspects are out there trying to deny the undeniable. Sandy was a storm made worse by the fact of climate change. We all have to live with that.
While the US mops up, and reinsurers check their cash reserves, we can be sure of one thing. The worst is yet to come — and that’s not being alarmist, just pointing out the consequences of unavoidable future warming. That’s truly alarming.