The corporate TV weather reporting aids and abets Trump's misinformation by consistently ignoring the role of climate change in this string of disasters.
As climate disruption accelerates in concert with still-increasing greenhouse gas emissions, people are looking for ways to protect cities from events like flooding.
On May 14, Toronto's Nepali Film Festival is sponsoring a fundraising screening of this year's Audience Award winner, the documentary Sunakali, to raise money for Nepal disaster relief.
Severe floods ravaged Bosnia two weeks ago, becoming the second time the people of Bosnia have had to experience something as perilous as the gory war almost two decades ago.
We now live in a world that is warmer: meaning real impacts in the here and now, not theorized consequences down the road. Alas, the mainstream media have largely failed to connect the dots.
How do we understand the potentially positive economic impact of a very negative, life-destroying event? The irony is rooted in a fundamental feature of capitalism.
Evidence supporting the existence of climate change is pummelling the United States this summer, from the mountain wildfires of Colorado to the recent "derecho" storm that left at least 23 dead.
American politics reached a bizarre point: in order to justify their existence, government leaders decided to do something about what we have always agreed you can't do anything about: the weather.
Actions that lead to mass deaths and displacements, either directly due to a weather event or indirectly from impacts on land and livelihoods, beg for some accountability.
Will the U.S., the world's historically largest polluter, heed the warnings of environmental Paul Reveres, or will the troubled sky, as Longfellow wrote, increasingly reveal the grief it feels?