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My latest piece in Mother Jones is zinging around everywhere right now--as I write this, Facebook likes on the piece just went over 1K. The article about how we ignore disaster predictions in the U.S. until it's too late--focusing in particular on an uncanny 2006 analysis from NASA, which discussed a worst-case hurricane capable of submerging ....the [...]

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My Brother’s Novel, Hometown Heroes

It's not often that I get to announce something this awesome. My brother Davy Mooney has written and published his first novel, Hometown Heroes. It's about two musicians, both displaced from New Orleans by Katrina, both of whom ultimately end up in New York....like my brother did, where he has just experienced yet another hurricane in [...]

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Did Climate Change Supersize Hurricane Sandy?

My latest piece in Mother Jones is about the climate influence on Hurricane Sandy. It didn't cause the storm, but it probably will increase its damage, due to increased rainfall and higher seas that will penetrate further inland. I also discuss more uncertain areas, such as whether global warming is making storms larger overall--Sandy is a colossus--and [...]

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I have a new piece up at Mother Jones. It's a reaction to the recent PBS Frontline special "Climate of Doubt," and the piece is entitled, "Did the Climate Deniers Win?" My contention is that if so--and that's the point of "Climate of Doubt," how they basically shut down climate progress during the Obama years--then [...]

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