Articles by Staff Writer Jake Bittle
Jake Bittle is a staff writer at Grist who covers climate impacts and adaptation. His book about climate migration, "The Great Displacement," is published by Simon & Schuster.
US flood risk is about to explode — but not for the reasons you think
A new study projects that the number of Americans exposed to flooding will double in 30 years. Development is largely to blame.
FEMA’s new flood insurance plan is drawing the battle lines over climate adaptation
“The new system confirms what we knew about the National Flood Insurance Program — which was that it’s a deeply unfair system."
Ida’s aftermath shows the risks of petrochemical production in a hurricane zone
A Shell refinery in the heart of “Cancer Alley” has been polluting excessively since the storm passed.
As wildfires worsen, more California farms are deemed too risky to insure
The skyrocketing cost of fire insurance foreshadows a larger confrontation over so-called managed retreat.