Allow me to set the scene for you: In one corner we have Donald Trump Jr., idiot firstborn son and namesake of the president of the United States. In the other, Anderson Cooper, a famous journalist and scion of the vast Vanderbilt empire. It’s something of an “unstoppable force, immovable object” situation, except…
Climate change affects everyone, but in the immediate aftermath of “natural” disasters, the poorest among us suffer the most. In Splinter’s new series, Fault Lines, we explore the many ways our society’s most vulnerable people get hurt by climate-related crises.
Hurricane Irma may have spared Puerto Rico from the brunt of its wrath, but Hurricane Maria is unlikely to do the same.
Parts of the Caribbean were almost entirely obliterated. Houston was submerged in raging floodwaters. And the entire U.S. was engrossed in cable news coverage as Hurricane Irma approached the Florida Keys as the biggest storm in recent memory.
Are you the sort of Florida resident who lives in close proximity to a golf course, smokes cigars, and is a big fan of Rush Limbaugh? Then I urge you, in the strongest possible terms: Please listen to what he is saying about this hurricane.