Traffic Jams Are a Very American Disaster
The I-95 backup shows how easily highways can become traps.
Haiti’s Convenient Disaster
Last weekend’s earthquake was a catastrophe. But for the country’s political class, it came at exactly the right time.
A National Trauma May Win Romania Its First Oscar
“Collective” details how corruption sparked a fire and a political crisis.
The Fukushima Plant Is Still Leaking Poison After a Decade
The tsunami created a new debate over nuclear power.
The Only People Panicking Are the People in Charge
The public can handle disasters better than lying leaders can.
Why Politicians Ignore Disaster Predictions
Experts see catastrophe on the horizon, but nobody wants to pay the costs beforehand.
The World Is Addicted to Pandemic Porn
The insatiable appetite for disaster information is psychologically understandable—and politically dangerous.
Disasters Like The Coronavirus Don’t Happen In a Vacuum
The pandemic is the result of many bad choices.
Trump Can’t Deport the Coronavirus
COVID-19 is as American as apple pie now—and people are more likely to catch the virus from their neighbors than from foreigners.
How Japan Rode a Tsunami to Equality
Japanese women quickly realized that the disaster that struck their country nine years ago was an unprecedented opportunity to overcome discrimination.
Wuhan’s Virus and Quarantine Will Hit the Poor Hardest
China’s migrant workers are far less visible to the state than its middle class.
Cyclone Idai: Mapping Mozambique’s Catastrophic ‘Inland Ocean’
The historic tropical storm killed hundreds and left an area of more than 800 square miles covered in water.
Indonesia’s Indigenous Languages Hold the Secrets of Surviving Disaster
Introducing hard-learned local wisdom into warning efforts could save thousands of lives.
Indonesia’s Disaster Politics
The latest earthquake and tsunami could be a major setback for the country’s democracy.
Is the World Ready for the Next Big Tsunami?
The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the wake of 2004’s devastating waves.
The Next Pandemic Will Be Arriving Shortly
Deadly diseases like Ebola and the avian flu are only one flight away. The U.S. government must start taking preparedness seriously.
The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another
As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak.
The Earthquake to Come in Mexico
With a wave of corruption scandals sweeping out Latin American governments, is Mexico's next to fall?
California Is Already Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack
Beware of radioactive pets, and don’t expect the feds to show up anytime soon.