If you look at the hurricane history of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, you'll find it to be not much different than what is going on now. It is cyclical, the liberal leaning scientists notwithstanding. The biggest problem is that people got used to the lack of storms and started building all over the beaches in the gulf and Caribbean area, so now the devastation looks and is worse in terms of human life and possessions. Of course, Galveston and New Orleans never seem to learn their lessons
In reference to Isodoro, it may not have bothered PDC, but it wreaked tons of havoc on the northern shore of the peninsula, hitting Merida twice before it headed out to sea and on to Louisiana. I was part of some of that clean up effort.