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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]

Puerto Rico Faces A Flood Of Fracked Gas In Wake Of Hurricane Maria

By Dimitri Lascaris, -

This is Dimitri Lascars reporting for The Real News Network. Media have descended on Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island a year and a half ago, and many reported on its [...]

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Tour Recap: Fall 2018

By Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, -

The MADR Network has only been around a couple years, and is mostly focused on supporting response efforts to hurricanes on the east and gulf coasts. In traveling west, we wanted to understand [...]

Ten Ways 2018 Brought Us Closer To Climate Apocalypse

By Dahr Jamail, -

The 20 warmest years ever recorded have been within the last 22 years, and the four warmest of those have been 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). [...]