What’s especially unsettling about that month is knowing that we should expect more like it over time. The warming world creates conditions that worsen wildfires, hurricanes and flooding. As I watched disasters unfold in California and the Gulf Coast, I kept thinking (and still am thinking) about the people dealing with this stress. It’s not just the disaster itself, though that can be very traumatic. It’s everything that follows, too. If your home is badly damaged, you’re trying to find someplace to stay, looking for contractors, dealing with the complicated process of applying for federal disaster aid, and on and on.