Sarah Kaplan

Washington, D.C.

Climate and science reporter

Education: Georgetown University, B.S. in International Culture and Politics

Sarah Kaplan is a climate reporter covering humanity's response to a warming world. She previously reported on Earth science and the universe.
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This glacier was a tourist destination. Now it offers a warning.

Peru’s “Route of Climate Change” takes visitors to a melting glacier — and aims to teach them along the way.

May 6, 2023

Climate change caused catastrophic East Africa drought, scientists say

A new analysis of the region's worst drought in 40 years said the crisis would not have happened in a cooler world.

April 27, 2023

World is on brink of catastrophic warming, U.N. climate change report says

In a new IPCC climate change report, scientists said the world is likely to pass a dangerous temperature threshold within the next 10 years.

March 20, 2023

Scientists tangle over ‘wood wide web’ connecting forests and fungi

Are trees using fungi to share resources and send messages? A new critique of hundreds of published studies says it's still up for debate.

February 14, 2023

Drought may have doomed this ancient empire — a warning for today’s climate crisis

As the world confronts escalating climate disasters, archaeologists say ancient history can reveal what it takes to survive.

February 8, 2023

Climate trauma is real. Could nature be the cure?

As California works through the devastating consequences of catastrophic flooding, today on “Post Reports” we look back at another climate disaster and ask if survivors can find healing on the very land that holds the scars of climate change.

January 17, 2023

California’s paradox: Confronting too little water, and too much

Even as rising global temperatures make California drier, hotter and more fire-prone, they will also increase the likelihood of sudden and severe rainfall.

January 10, 2023

Great Salt Lake on track to disappear in five years, scientists warn

Unsustainable water use is pushing the lake toward collapse, researchers say, imperiling ecosystems and exposing millions of people to toxic dust from the dry lakebed.

January 6, 2023

California is being inundated with rain. Will it ease the drought?

Scientists say climate change has amplified California’s intense climate — making the dry spells drier and the wet periods wetter, without either season fully counteracting the other’s effects.

January 5, 2023

With forests in peril, she’s on a mission to save ‘mother trees’

Suzanne Simard helped people see forests as complex communities. Now she's translating that research into a roadmap for protecting trees amid climate change.

December 27, 2022