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.
Latest from Sarah Kaplan

Floods, fires and deadly heat are the alarm bells of a planet on the brink

Massive floods. Record heat. Extreme ocean temperatures. Forest fires burning out of control. Climate alarm bells are ringing all over the planet.

July 12, 2023

    Earth may be starting a new geological chapter. What is the Anthropocene?

    Sediments at Crawford Lake in Ontario represent the impact human pollution has had on the environment since the mid-20th century, a group of scientists says.

    July 12, 2023

    Crawford Lake shows humans started a new chapter in geologic time, scientists say

    Scientists say Crawford Lake holds the best evidence for humanity’s overwhelming impact on the Earth -- and should be the 'golden spike' for a new geologic epoch.

    July 11, 2023

      Hidden beneath the surface

      Canada's Crawford Lake may hold evidence that humans have fundamentally changed Earth enough to have started the Anthropocene, a new chapter in geologic time.

      June 20, 2023
      • Perspective

      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