Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. Education: Tufts University, BA in political science; Columbia University, MA in climate and society; Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MA
Andrew Freedman is an editor for Capital Weather Gang at The Washington Post. He has long covered science research and policy, with a focus on climate change, extreme weather and the environment. He was among the first reporters to popularize the term "polar vortex" during the infamous East Coast winter of 2013 to 2014. He joined The Post in 2019, having worked as an editor and reporter for Axios, Mashable, Climate Central and other publications.
Honors & Awards:
Society of Environmental Journalists "Award for Outstanding Explanatory Reporting," 2018
Fires in the Amazon rainforest show up clearly and ominously in satellite imagery, showing the increased deforestation trends that are putting the planet's carbon savings account and bastion of biodiversity at risk.
A new study on melting glaciers and ice caps has received quite a bit of press attention, some of it rather confusing. While the paper (technically a letter) published in the journal Nature, concluded that glaciers and ice caps worldwide lost about 4.3 trillion tons of mass between 2003-2010 - enough to cover the entire United States with water 1.5 feet deep - there were some regions where glaciers and ice caps did not lose nearly as much ice as previously thought.