All posts tagged "hurricanes"

  • 2017 Was Most Costly Disaster Year Ever

    Three gigantic hurricanes that pummeled the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, as well as wildfires taking place in the west, made 2017 the most expensive year ever in terms of the costs of natural disasters in the...

    • Posted January 8, 2018
  • Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Deaths Are Likely Far Undercounted

    As of November 17, the official death total associated with Hurricane Maria’s destructive September 20 pass across the island, according to the republic’s government, is 55 people. But many question the accuracy of that number. According to...

    • Posted November 28, 2017
  • What?!? Trump Grades His Puerto Rico Response A Perfect ’10’

    Ever the one to lavish praise unto himself, President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that his response to Hurricane Maria and the devastation it wrought to Puerto Rico couldn’t have been any better. That may come...

    • Posted October 19, 2017
  • Poll Shows Most Don’t Approve Of Trump’s Response To Puerto Rico Crisis

    While President Donald Trump is touting his administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria, most Americans aren’t particularly impressed with what he’s done. Nearly half (49 percent) of all respondents in a...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders
    Sanders: It’s “Dumb” Not to Talk Climate Change

    In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said it would be a grievous error to not at least consider the fact that climate change might have something to do with the...

    • Posted September 1, 2017
  • Did Trump Use Florida Hurricanes To Scam Millions?

    Anyone hoping that Donald Trump will help Hurricane Harvey victims should be aware of his hurricane damage insurance history, and how he appears to have landed a multimillion dollar payday from dubious claims. After hurricanes hit Florida...

    • Posted August 31, 2017