Eye of the Storm

This issue of the NACLA Report attempts to disentangle some of the conditions that have led the Caribbean to be on the front lines of climate crisis, as well as how to create a safer and more just future for the region as a whole. The threats posed by climate change loom large as extreme weather events become more intense and frequent, with destructive effects in the region. Yet the articles herein remind us that these latest climate events are a function of manmade disasters. It is impossible to ignore the ways in which neoliberal capitalism, colonialism, and climate change come together in the Caribbean to reanimate and strengthen economic and racial hierarchies that have long marked the region and its place in the world.