I heard someone on NPR say this evening that "Superstorm Sandy" is "the new normal".
Here's a modest suggestion: Don't declare something to be "the new normal" until it happens more than once. I would suggest 5 times in a 9 year span.
And while we're at it, does anyone remember those people saying back in 2005 that New Orleans should simply be abandoned? I know I heard that suggested. Where are they now? I don't hear anyone calling for New York City to be abandoned.