Earlier this month, Hurricane Hermine became the first to make landfall in Florida since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. But in the meantime, the Atlantic region has been no stranger to storms of increasing intensity.

Earth to climate deniers, these storms seem to be shouting, the climate change “debate” is over. Todd Larsen of Green America writes that it’s time for companies profiting off of the fossil fuel economy to accept defeat and start becoming part of the solution.

Also this week in OtherWords, Jill Richardson brings our attention to France’s new laws meant to cut down on food and plastic waste, an experiment the U.S. might want to take on.

And Josh Hoxie points out the failed business model of for-profit colleges looking to make money at the expense of students, citing the most recent closure of ITT Tech. Here’s looking at you, Trump University.

Finally, cartoonist Khalil Bendib draws up Trump’s all-inclusive death train. And Jim Hightower reminds us of the important role of unions in the story of Captain Sully’s miracle on the Hudson.


All Aboard Trump’s Death Train, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. Another For-Profit College Folds / Josh Hoxie
    The closure of ITT Tech should be a warning to other educational institutions looking to make a dime at the expense of students.
  2. The Climate Change Debate is Over / Todd Larsen
    Increasing major storms and rising sea levels have long been predicted by climate models, and now they’re coming true.
  3. France’s Waste-Not Experiment / Jill Richardson
    The U.S. should take note of these new laws banning plasticware and requiring supermarkets to donate food.
  4. Union-Made Miracle on the Hudson / Jim Hightower
    From Captain Sully to the ferry crews, it’s union-trained workers who saved the passengers on Flight 1549.
  5. All Aboard Trump’s Death Train / Khalil Bendib
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Domenica Ghanem

Domenica Ghanem is the OtherWords coordinator.

OtherWords commentaries are free to re-publish in print and online — all it takes is a simple attribution to OtherWords.org. To get a roundup of our work each Wednesday, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here.

(Note: Images credited to Getty or Shutterstock are not covered by our Creative Commons license. Please license these separately if you wish to use them.)