Latest from Sarah Kaplan

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans experienced a weather disaster this summer

Nearly one in three Americans lives in a county hit by a weather disaster in the last three months, according to a Washington Post analysis, and almost two-thirds percent live in places that experienced a multi-day heat wave during that same period.
  • Sep 4, 2021

Where’s the safest place to live in the U.S., given the climate change crisis?

Post reporters Sarah Kaplan and Tik Root will answer your questions live on Thursday at 2 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Sep 2, 2021

How climate change helped make Hurricane Ida one of Louisiana’s worst

Human-caused warming has turned the waters of the Gulf into an incubator for huge, wet, rapidly strengthening hurricanes.
  • Aug 30, 2021

Many measures of Earth’s health are at worst levels on record, NOAA finds

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual climate assessment shows that 2020 rivaled the hottest years in history.
  • Aug 26, 2021

Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’

Climate change will bring more deadly waves of water to the United States. Here’s what the country needs to do to be prepared.
  • Aug 23, 2021

Humans have pushed the climate into ‘unprecedented’ territory, landmark U.N. report finds

A U.N. science group says humans have caused “unprecedented” global warming and that only humans can prevent it from worsening.
  • Aug 10, 2021

Why we shouldn’t give in to climate despair

Earth is on a dangerous trajectory, the latest U.N. climate report says, but humanity still has time to change course.
  • Aug 9, 2021

A critical ocean system may be heading for collapse due to climate change, study finds

"This is a system we don't want to mess with," one scientist said.
  • Aug 5, 2021

How to cool your home without relying on air conditioning

In a summer of deadly heat, passive cooling can keep people safe and curb carbon emissions. Here are the simple steps you can take.
  • Jul 26, 2021

Amid summer of fire and floods, a moment of truth for climate action

Yet another scorching summer has brought more unmistakable reminders that climate change is intensifying and altering everyday life. What will it take for leaders to finally act?
  • Jul 24, 2021