Lorah Steichen

Lorah Steichen is the Outreach Coordinator for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. In this role, Lorah produces research and analysis on the intersections of militarism and the climate crisis and supports movement building focused on shifting our war economy to address the climate crisis. Prior to IPS, Lorah worked as an organizer, researcher, and writer for the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. 

Articles by this author

Rising sea levels threaten lives and livelihoods in populous, low-lying countries like Bangladesh (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, March 04, 2021
The Only Good "National Security" Approach to Climate Change Is to Make the Planet Itself Safer—for Everyone Who Lives on It
Originally published in Inside Sources . A deadly cold snap left millions of Texans without water, heat, or power for days on end. Like any disaster, the storm devastated along lines of existing inequalities . While ordinary Texans reeled from the fallout, Sen. Ted Cruz was boarding a plane to...
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Regardless of the exact figures, it’s clear that we can’t afford not to change our budget priorities. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, February 25, 2021
The United States Is the Biggest Carbon Polluter in History—Now Is the Time for Bold Action
Originally published in National Priorities Project . On his first day in office, President Joe Biden made good on his campaign promise to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on day one. On Feb. 19, the reentry formally went into effect. Amid a climate emergency that is wreaking havoc on communities...
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 A US military unit crosses the flooded area of interstate 10 eastside New Orleans, Lousiana on September 8, 2005. (Photo: Omar Torres/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, September 03, 2020
15 Years After Hurricane Katrina, It’s Time to Demilitarize Disaster Relief
Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, it remains a cautionary tale for how distorted budget priorities can result in militaristic, rather than humanitarian, disaster response. After broken levees left 80% of New Orleans submerged and tens-of-thousands stranded, news...
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