People are claiming hurricane Katrina was the result of climate change, and implying the US is therefore to blame. Last week I heard a meteorologist on the radio saying that the peak period for hurricanes in the US was in the 30’s and 40’s. New Orleans was last threatened by a hurricane of this magnitude at around that time. The last hurricane of this magnitude to approach the US was in the 60’s. Using tragedy to score political points is pretty pathetic, but at least try to make sense.