The fallout from Hurricane Sandy confirms how hard it is to have a rational debate about climatic issues.
Let’s praise the manmade structures that withstood Sandy’s fury rather than fretting about allegedly manmade Frankenstorms.
This storm reminded us that nature can be tough but that the people of New York are even tougher.
A Manhattan resident, reporting from the eye of the storm, is glad to find New York’s leaders acting rationally.
The world’s greatest city was brought to a standstill not by Hurricane Irene, but by politicians’ worst-case thinking.
Must-reads from the past week
City Hall’s overreaction to Irene suggests New York City is losing its reputation for toughness and swagger.
The way greens tried to play up the accident was far more shocking than ministers’ attempts to ‘play it down’.
The reaction to events in Japan shows that fear – of climate change or radiation – trumps old solidarities.
The earthquake confirms that a pre‑Enlightenment urge to blame human greed for natural disasters is making a comeback.
Anti-nuclear activists’ exploitation of the instability at Fukshima is a historic low point - even for them.