They’re making waves — and that ain’t good. Hurricanes have been bombarding the Caribbean and the Gulf Coast this year, and the storm season doesn’t officially end for another month. So far, we’ve had eight full-on hurricanes and 14 named storms, the latest being Nate. Thanks to the lack of an El Niño system — which tends to rip storms apart — and the Atlantic’s unusually warm waters, the storms have been especially intense. Denying climate change may deliver short-term political gains for some, but the long-term consequences for many could be downright devastating.