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Natural disasters news and analysis from The Nation
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 11, 2017
Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Are Part of the US Too
But they don’t get the same level of attention as Florida and Texas—let alone equal representation.
September 6, 2017
Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us
The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm.
September 6, 2017
Natural Disasters Call for Good Governance, Not Charity
Trump promised to donate $1 million to Harvey relief efforts—while dismantling the government we all rely on.
August 29, 2017
Houston’s Human Catastrophe Started Long Before the Storm
Decades of neglect, inequality, and disenfranchisement mean that all Houstonians, but especially the poorest and most vulnerable, have been left utterly undefended.
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August 28, 2017
How Donald Trump and Elaine Chao Sold Off Flood-Control Policy to the Highest Bidders
In mid-August, the administration moved to gut a necessary initiative to guarantee the flood resilience of infrastructure.
May 25, 2017
What Happens to a Country When So Many of Its Workers Migrate?
About a third of Nepal’s GDP comes from remittances sent back from overseas.
March 29, 2017
Trump’s Climate Order May Make it Harder to Prepare for Natural Disasters
The president rolled back two directives meant to protect communities from the effects of climate change.
January 23, 2017
Trump’s Anti-Abortion Order Is Actually Likely to Increase Abortions
The reinstatement of the “Global Gag Rule” means poor women in foreign countries will have narrower access to contraception and other health-care services.
September 6, 2016
Maine’s Governor Puts His State on Fracking’s Front Lines
The gap between climate justice and climate policy is now so profound that it jeopardizes Americans’ rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.