When COVID-19 and Hurricanes Collide

August 07, 2020

It is hard to think of impending natural hazard-related disasters in the middle of a global pandemic. But it is absolutely essential that policymakers do so. This year, due in part to climate change, scientists predict one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record. In fact, nine...

Trump Wants to Nuke Hurricanes and Buy Nations

August 28, 2019

Thanks to his Apple-like obsession with proving to people that he can “think different” or at least differently than previous presidents, Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated his talent at improvising outlandish solutions to unsolvable problems. There was the “big, beautiful wall,” of...

Why Puerto Rico Faces Worse Perils Than Texas and Florida

September 30, 2017

Puerto Rico suffered a worse disaster — and faces a much longer, more fraught path to recovery — than Texas, Louisiana or Florida. Already reeling from fiscal woes, Puerto Rico is suffering from a humanitarian crisis as well in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm ever to...