Climate impacts

Thomas Frank



Tom covers the federal response to climate change, focusing on FEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers and other disaster-response agencies. He worked previously at USA Today, BuzzFeed News, Newsday and several local newspapers. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012 and has won other national journalism awards including from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the National Press Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He has a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

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Agency denies it has 'secret rules' for disaster aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying that it uses "secret rules" to decide whether to approve homeowners for housing aid after a disaster, contesting a lawsuit that has national implications for how the agency allocates billions of dollars.


Louisiana faces 'existential crisis'

It's not surprising that a new report says Louisiana may have to cede flood-prone communities to nature, shift the state economy away from fishing and oil refining, and adapt to the inevitability of climate change.