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Hurricane Sandy news and analysis from The Nation
October 28, 2022
10 Years After Sandy, Renters Remain Most Vulnerable to the Impacts of Climate Change
Since Hurricane Sandy hit the US in 2012, it has become clear that no one is immune to climate disaster. At this point, it’s more a question of who has the means to survive it.
Lena P. Afridi
January 29, 2019
Is New York City’s Public Housing Ready for the Next Storm?
More than six years after Superstorm Sandy, and in an age of increasing climate uncertainty, the city’s public housing facilities are still dangerously vulnerable.
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.
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February 22, 2017
This Building Was Once a Notorious Women’s Prison. Now It’s Becoming a Center for Feminist Organizing.
Formerly incarcerated women are helping plan the transformation of Bayview Correctional Facility into a Women’s Building.
December 12, 2016
This Is How We Can Tackle Climate Change, Even With a Denier in Chief
Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.
November 22, 2016
There’s a Right Way—and a Wrong Way—for Cities to Mitigate Climate Change
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New Yorkers came together to initiate community-labor partnerships to decide on how they wanted their city to be made more resilient.
October 31, 2016
To Adapt to Climate Change, Retreat Is Necessary
Four years after Hurricane Sandy, many coastal communities recognize that rising oceans mean relocating their residents. But there is no consensus on how to do so.
May 6, 2016
This Former Fisherman Is Now Farming the Most Sustainable Food on Earth—Underwater
“For the first time in generations, we have an opportunity to grow food the right way, provide good middle-class jobs, restore ecosystems, and feed the planet.”