I think you're onto something big here, John. I can recall a certain Liberal, Christie Hefner, who pinned Chicago's murder rate on climate change. That level of stupid seems to spew down from Krugman, the King of Illogic.
In keeping with Krugmanism, Disasters-Lead-To-Economic-Growthism and Cockeyed Economics, I propose that city officials go out and urge their citizens to take to the streets, break windows and still stereos out of the cars that will be stuck in the snow. I can see the economic stimulus now, baby!!!