Graphics reporter and cartographer Education: University of Oregon, MS in Geography; University of Oregon, BA in Geography and Spanish
Lauren Tierney is a Graphics Reporter and cartographer at the Washington Post who enjoys telling stories with maps and specializes in mapping environment, climate, wildlife, and adventure topics. She was previously a Graphics Editor at National Geographic Magazine, and has a masters degree in geography from the University of Oregon.
Professional Affiliations: North American Cartographic Information Society Foreign languages spoken: Spanish
The continental United States is 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it was a century ago. Seas around the coasts are nine inches higher. Damage is mounting because of these fundamental changes, and Americans are living it.