We Need Public Control Of Our Energy Systems

By Thomas M. Hanna, In These Times. -

When natural disasters like Hurricane Ida occur, policymakers often wave away the damage and devastation as an unavoidable “act of god” (to use common insurance language). However, these types of [...]

Once Again, The Vultures Circle Haiti

By Jemima Pierre, Black Agenda Report. -

During a visit to Haiti in early April, 2010, I traveled with a friend to the Club Indigo Hotel. Club Indigo was located 45 minutes north of Port-au-Prince near the small community of Montrouis. [...]

The Haiti Earthquake And Its Invisibilities

By Wooldy Edson Louidor, Resumen English. -

Eleven years after that fateful January 12, 2010, Haiti once again suffered, last Saturday, August 14, 2021, the tremendous blows of an earthquake that has already claimed the lives of at least [...]

Hot Again: 2020 Sets Yet Another Global Temperature Record

By Seth Borenstein, AP News. -

Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday. While NASA and a couple of other measurement groups said 2020 passed or [...]

Philadelphia: Stop Denying Disaster Relief To Puerto Rico!

By Joe Piette, Workers.org -

Demonstrators gathered in Philadelphia on Jan. 15 in front of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Mid-Atlantic Region, with signs and Puerto Rican flags. Speaker after speaker [...]

How 2,000 People Of Darker Skin Were Used As Barriers At Gunpoint During The Great Mississippi Flood Of 1927

By Michael Eli Dokosi, Face2faceafrica.com -

When Hurricane Katrina pounded the southeast of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, the resultant flooding affected Greater New Orleans and claimed some 1,464 lives leaving damage worth $70 billion. [...]

Get Ready For Unnatural Disasters This Hurricane Season

By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org -

Donald Trump discusses immigration as if the benefits of residence in the U.S. are a pie. When immigrants get more, the people who were already here get less. In general, that’s not true. When [...]

Why Are Hurricanes Like Dorian Stalling, And Is Global Warming Involved?

By Bob Berwyn, Insideclimatenews.org -

Hurricane Dorian's slow, destructive track through the Bahamas fits a pattern scientists have been seeing over recent decades, and one they expect to continue as the planet warms: hurricanes [...]

Worse US Atlantic Floods Need Planned Retreat

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 3 September, 2019 − What are now considered once-in-a-hundred-years floods are on the increase in the US. Later this century, they could happen to northern coastal states every year. And [...]

Woosley Fire: Sampling In The Wake Of Disaster

By Staff, Fairewinds.org -

During 2018, California was racked by the most devastating series of deadly forest fires in its history. While each of these events led to a tragic loss of lives, wildlife, homes, and entire [...]

Rising Tide Calls For Call Climate Actions

By Staff, Risingtidenorthamerica.org -

Time is running out. The climate crisis is at our doorstep. Communities around the world are already being battered by the earliest effects of the changing climate–superstorms, floods, wildfires [...]

Inspiration & Support For Disaster Preparation

By Staff, Mutualaiddisasterrelief.org -

Getting ready as a network is a two-fold process – We can prepare ourselves individually and we can also support preparation in the most marginalized communities, those which are not only most [...]

According To NYT, ‘Relentless Flooding’ In Midwest Just Happens

By Joshua Cho, Fair.org -

The New York Times’ 2,400+ word report (6/3/19) by Julie Bosman, Julie Turkewitz and Timothy Williams on the historic flooding in the Midwest—amidst the wettest 12 months ever since recording [...]

In The Wake Of Cyclone Idai, The North Has A Climate Debt To Pay

By William Minter, Fpif.org -

Weeks after Cyclone Idai struck the coast of Mozambique, near Beira, the flood waters have receded to reveal a shattered landscape. Houses and roads were washed away; crops awaiting harvest were [...]

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai, Sanctions And Capitalism

By Mafa Kwanisai Mafa, Socialistorganizer.com -

About a month ago Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique were devastated by a tropical cyclone that was described by the United Nations as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the Southern [...]