Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: natural disaster

Climate change isn’t just making cyclones worse, it’s making the floods...

Amphan Mark II need not be as destructive as we’ve projected if the world’s governments act now to meet Paris agreement climate goals.

As climate emergency worsens, freak lightning storm sends snow, scorpion plague...

High winds blew the deadly Egyptian black, fat-tailed scorpions from the surrounding desert into the city and into people’s homes.

Extreme weather devastating US raises calls to pass Biden’s infrastructure bill

The infrastructure bill may not be enough to address the climate crisis; some lawmakers are urging the president to declare a national emergency.

The freedom to freeze

In Texas, tycoons are the only winners from climate change. Everyone else is losing badly.

Oil companies were not held accountable for 10.8 million gallons of...

Scientists predict that future storms, which will increase in intensity due to the climate crisis, will exacerbate environmental damage.

Vulnerable US citizens are still trapped in the ruins left by...

Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover.

Elizabeth Warren investigates whether Trump administration is using shutdown to withhold...

“In the wake of these reports, I am particularly concerned about the fact that HUD has halted the disbursement of billions of dollars of housing recovery funds for Puerto Rico and other states and territories affected by recent disasters as a result of the President's ongoing government shutdown.”

The US Defense Department is losing the battle against climate change

"None of us have any clue as to how bad it's going to be."

Naomi Klein: A year after Hurricane Maria, there is nothing natural...

Last week, President Trump generated widespread criticism when he falsely claimed on Twitter that thousands of people did not die in the two storms, even as a Harvard study estimated the death toll may top 4,600.

Immigrants seeking shelter after Hurricane Florence fear deportation as FEMA shifts...

The Trump administration has reallocated nearly $10 million from FEMA’s budget to ICE to pay for detention space and deportations.

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.