Why hurricanes cause more damage.

The state of the universe.
June 20 2006 11:54 AM

Bigger Smash

Hurricanes cause more damage because there's more for them to wreck.

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Correction, June 22, 2006: The original sentence wrongly stated that Charley, Frances, and Ivan hit in 2005. Return to the corrected sentence.

Gregg Easterbrook is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. His most recent book is The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse.