“In effect, climate change raises the speed limit on storms … allowing hurricanes to attain a higher wind speed than they would otherwise. Why does this happen? It arises from the brute-force physics of a hurricane colliding with the inescapable presence of greenhouse gases.” Yes, Ian is a storm that shows signs of climate change. But in what way? Robinson Meyer in The Atlantic: Honestly? The Link Between Climate Change and Hurricanes Is Complicated.

+ Ian’s massive destruction and cost to life is just coming into focus in Florida as the re-strengthening storm heads for the Carolinas. Here’s the latest from The Guardian.

+ “The Florida governor, who as a congressman opposed aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy, is seeking relief from the Biden administration as Hurricane Ian ravages his own state.” NYT: DeSantis, Once a ‘No’ on Storm Aid, Petitions a President He’s Bashed. (Sometimes the real winds blow away the political winds.)