Katrina flooding

Hurricanes level a lot of things, but structures of inequality are not among those disrupted. What happens in the years after these big storms can lay bare how those structures make disaster recovery much, much harder for the relatively poor and powerless. Specifics vary from place to place, but certain common inequities and injustices stand out.

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SueEllen Campbell created and for over a decade curated the website "100 Views of Climate Change," a multidisciplinary collection of pieces accessible to interested non-specialists. She is especially interested...