CLIMATES OF ANXIETY, DISASTER, AND RECOVERY IN THE GREATER CARIBBEAN

Hurricane Seasons

Hurricane Seasons is a channel investigating the past, present, and future of ecological disaster along the Gulf Coast and throughout the Greater Caribbean. In recent years, the Atlantic has generated record-breaking tropical weather, bringing devastation to communities from San Juan to Houston. Wherever these storms make landfall, their paths intersect with histories of imperial conquest, unfree labor, and extractive capitalism — forces that have shaped unequal material, social, and political environments vulnerable to the effects of hurricanes and other destructive events. Hurricane Seasons brings you dispatches from an unsettled region: environmental histories of extraction and disaster, reflections on the anxieties of life in path of the storm, and stories of communities confronting a dangerous future at the edge of a warming sea. We welcome submissions examining how people have encountered hurricanes, floods, extreme weather, petrochemical pollution, and other threats, in any time period and in any region that touches the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean Sea.