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Hurricane Katrina news and analysis from The Nation
April 8, 2021
Karen Carter Peterson’s Ready to Bring Some ‘Don’t Mess Around’ Progressivism to D.C.
The New Orleans legislator is for Medicare For All, a Green New Deal, and living wages. And she knows how to call out white supremacists.
June 17, 2020
Climate-Justice Stories Are in Every Community, Waiting to Be Told
Centering racial, economic, and gender justice in climate coverage is about being journalistically accurate, not politically correct.
June 11, 2020
The Perfect Storm Approaches
The pandemic has rocked our economy and further destroyed confidence in government. Enter “one of the most active” hurricane seasons on record.
May 13, 2020
We Really Can’t Screw Up Disaster Season This Year. Global Health Depends on It.
Amid a pandemic, FEMA and HUD must be ready to provide renters with safe homes.
Vanessa A. Bee
July 12, 2019
We Were Already Over 350 ppm When I Was Born
The devastation is too great. We can’t simply slap solar panels everywhere and call it a day.
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October 24, 2017
It Doesn’t Matter if Cities Are Climate Change–Proof if No One Can Afford to Live in Them
In the wake of this year’s devastating hurricanes, cities need to focus on equity in all of their future climate-adaptation plans.
September 18, 2017
This Department Is the Last Hideout of Climate Change Believers in Donald Trump’s Government
But can we count on them to speak up?
Michael T. Klare
September 6, 2017
Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us
The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm.
December 15, 2016
The Deferred Dream of Barack Obama
His presidency remains symbolic—but it has become an emblem of America’s refusal to truly change.
August 29, 2016
White New Orleans Has Recovered from Hurricane Katrina. Black New Orleans Has Not.
Taking stock 11 years after the storm.