Tagged: extreme weather
Hurricane Sandy demonstrated that a natural disaster could quickly, if temporarily, downgrade a rich country to third-world status.
OtherWords is taking stock of the many ways in which Sandy may prove a teachable moment.
Extreme weather doesn't boost the economy.
Sandy is only the latest and most devastating incident in a pattern of extreme weather that's become impossible to ignore.
We have to stop subsidizing people to live in harm's way.
If Wall Street doesn't get Mother Nature's hint, it will become the entire world's tragedy.
Why isn't anyone laughing anymore?
Can we grow up and out of scaring ourselves like this?
Our lawmakers should spend the next month figuring out how to reduce our $16 trillion debt instead of showering special interests with even more wasteful subsidies that have nothing to do with the drought.
We need a Farm Bill that plants the seeds of resilience.