There are plausible links between Sandy and AGW. That the scientific evidence is scant because – by definition – this is an instance of an infrequent, extreme event – provides additional reasons to research such links. The event provides an instance of the type of catastrophic outcome that warming oceans, along with sea level rise, can be anticipated to drive. It would be foolish to ignore the possibility that warming oceans do release energy in this way until sufficient data exists to confirm or reject such a link since the lengthy time taken for such empirical confirmation can leave many of the world’s cities devastated. Application of the sometimes-abused “precautionary principle” makes sense here. Of course address AGW and also undertake additional adaptive measures to help reduce the likely impacts of disasters that stem from there in fact being a link.