• Hurricanes Have Been an Impediment to Racial Justice Before

    by Brandon T. Jett

    The hurricane that hit Miami in 1926 caused extensive damage to the city and killed more than 300 people. It also derailed a grand jury investigation into a lynching in Lee County, a rare instance of public pressure to stop racist terrorism. Will Florida's rebuilding take attention from fights against regressive politics in the state?

  • Southwest Florida's Overdevelopment Made Ian Worse

    by Zeke Baker

    Massive hydrological projects undertaken to make Southwest Florida's wetlands into developable agricultural land and then high-priced real estate removed the key buffers for coastal floods. Storms like Ian are a rebuke to the idea that humanity and commerce can bend nature to their will. 

  • The U.S. Should Look to Cuba for Hurricane Mitigation

    by Mikael Wolfe

    Despite the comparatively meager resources available in the island nation, Cuba's civil defense systems, developed during the Cold War, have been remarkably successful in mitigating mass death and displacement from hurricanes. 

  • Hurricane Ida Shows the Climate Dystopia Ahead for All of Us

    by Andy Horowitz

    "Structural problems need structural solutions. Don’t give charity to Louisiana because it’s unique. Demand that Congress take meaningful action, because Louisiana is not unique, and you may be next."