Eugene Linden, Los Angeles Times, October 6 2022
Florida Gov. Ron de Santis called Hurricane Ian a “once in 500-year event.”
If only. Floridians could then rebuild after Ian and return to business as usual.
Unfortunately, because of climate change, past weather patterns are becoming less and less useful for pricing future weather-related risks. Rather than 500-year events, biblical floods have become near annual events in the U.S.