Hurricane Sandy has been in the news, as it left a trail of destruction and loss of life. The finger has sometimes been pointed at climate change as one of the causes, which it probably is, though no-one can know for sure.
Yet the destruction could have been worse, and recovery far more difficult, if such a hurricane had hit many other countries. And as this report from Telegraph columnist Fraser Nelson indicates, this appears to offer some hope for the future.
But I can’t help feeling this hope is short-sighted.