As citizens pick up the pieces of their storm-ravaged neighborhoods, it’s time to ask what can divert future climate disasters. Despite the claims of private-sector shock doctors, the answer is not neoliberal reform and the rollback of regulations but rather grassroots efforts and progressive policies. Nation contributor and award-winning journalist Naomi Klein spoke in New York recently on the importance of involving communities—not corporations—in reconstruction efforts. 

—Christie Thompson

Check out Naomi Klein’s important piece on what Hurricane Sandy could mean for environmental activists, “Superstorm Sandy—a People’s Shock?