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February 19, 2021
The Real Reasons Texas’s Power Grid Is So Vulnerable
What’s happening in Texas is not an indicator that renewable energy is less reliable—it’s a signal that our infrastructure is frighteningly unprepared for extreme weather.
September 22, 2020
First Came the Hurricane, Then Came the Campaign of Terror
Climate change made Hurricane Dorian a monster that pummeled the Bahamas’s Haitian minority. Human cruelty made its aftermath brutal. Both could have been prevented.
August 6, 2020
As the Hurricane Season Intensifies, Is Puerto Rico Ready?
Tropical Storm Isaías is a warning for what could come as disaster preparedness funds continue to be squandered.
July 1, 2020
Silver Linings on a River
Scenes from a pandemic: 14
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
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April 8, 2020
The Earthquake in Utah Was a Reminder That Our Culture Was Built by Catastrophe
Scenes from a pandemic: 2
April 3, 2020
Rethinking Our Relationship to the Natural World After Covid-19
The only way to stop future disasters is to reconceptualize our political, economic, and social systems.
Michael T. Klare
January 9, 2020
Haiti Is in the Eye of the Storm
Despite the current respite from months of protests and government violence, the country’s rampant corruption threatens to unleash chaos once more.
December 23, 2019
California’s Fires Prove the American Dream Is Flammable
If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership.
December 11, 2019
When the Climate Replaces Our Forever Wars
What will the military look like in climate-crisis mode?
Michael T. Klare