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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
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.
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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
November 5, 2019
Trump’s Greatest Dereliction of Duty—His Disgraceful Denial of Climate Change
The worst part? That the president believes his position is a political winner.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 30, 2019
California Is Burning—Nationalize PG&E
California’s utility, PG&E, has put profits over public safety for too long. The company belongs in the hands of the people.
October 15, 2019
Pulling the Plug on PG&E
California’s recent blackout shows how desperately we need to replace private utilities with community-controlled, publicly owned, green energy systems.