Naema Ahmed

Washington, D.C.

Climate graphics reporter

Education: University of Maryland, BA in journalism and BS in computer science

Naema Ahmed is a graphics reporter on The Washington Post's climate and environment team. Before joining The Post, she worked at Axios as a data visualization designer.
Latest from Naema Ahmed

Find out just how bad wildfire smoke has been in your area

Smoke from wildfires in Canada spread record-breaking air pollution across the United States. Use our tool to check the smoke pollution where you live.

June 29, 2023

Where extreme heat will pose the biggest threat: Look up your city

See in maps how heat waves and dangerous temperatures will affect your city this summer. Track the temperatures and extreme heat wave risk in your area.

June 29, 2023

We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope.

These scenarios help show us what needs to be done — and what we can still do.

May 22, 2023

    The early heat wave gripping the Northwest is rare — and worrying

    Parts of the Pacific Northwest may reach daily averages up to 30 degrees above normal that could pose health problems this early in the warm season.

    May 13, 2023

      California’s ‘super bloom’ is underway. Here’s why it’s so epic.

      California’s impressive wildflower bloom comes after massive amounts of precipitation drenched much of the state in recent months.

      April 19, 2023

      Many Antarctic glaciers are never snow-free. See how remarkably different this year is.

      Warmer-than-average temperatures across the continent’s northernmost tip began creeping in during November, lasting through February. By then, several glaciers were nearly or completely free of snow.

      March 24, 2023

      U.S. home heating is fractured in surprising ways: Look up your neighborhood

      The split shows that much of the South, and rural America, could ditch fossil fuels easier than big cities and the coasts.

      March 6, 2023

      This is the environmental cost of the food we eat

      Chicken or tuna? Tofu or lentils? Rice or potatoes? See which food is better for the planet.

      February 1, 2023

      Multiple agencies concur: ’22 was one of Earth’s hottest years

      Ranking as the fifth- or sixth-warmest year on record, the world experienced unrelenting waves of extreme weather.

      January 12, 2023

      How was this summer different where you live?

      Explore fifty years of weather data to see how much hotter this summer was in your county.

      September 23, 2022