Rule of thumb testing if a climate-related hazard (wildfire, flood, drought, storm..) is "unprecedented": Ping a paleoclimatologist. e.g.: on Caribbean hurricanes: Northeast storms: African drought:
If building case for climate-change reparations, why cite Wine Country fires (scope nearly all from runaway growth) & Maria? Tragic storm, but in a part of Caribbean where patterns of strong hurricane show no link to warming.
Clues from U.S. hurricane zones here and here (from Kerry Emanuel, , and more, facilitated by .. and here from
A fine ode to insights from, and challenges in pursuing, paleotempestology! One of my favorite scientific pursuits, and a source of important insights, as I wrote here on past Caribbean patterns: Long feature: