In 1839 a Cyclone slammed south eastern India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying city of Coringa. Storm waves swept inland, destroying 20,000 ships and killing an estimated 300,000 people.
My comment: Was that a freak, one-off event? I don’t know. Maybe no one knows. But it is the sort of thing we, or our grandchildren, may have to face. 300,000 deaths! And the modern world population is so much greater.
Epicurus would have heartily supported intelligent steps to avoid a climate disaster. Climate change is a threatening disaster, not some dreamt-up plot.