Announcement from Climate and Environment Editor Zachary A. Goldfarb, Deputy Climate Editor Juliet Eilperin and Climate Science and Impact Editor Katie Zezima:
We are so pleased to announce that Climate reporter Sarah Kaplan has won the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize awarded to a journalist 30 or younger by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).
Sarah covers the science of climate change and how humanity is responding to a warming world. She excels at turning complex science into powerful, immersive narratives and finding the human beings whose stories capture the consequences of a rapidly changing planet. Judges for the award cited Sarah’s “almost poetic” writing as well as the “the skill of her reporting and the way she centers people and places in explorations of changing environment.”
The award recognized Sarah for four stories that put these talents on display: How drought is threatening bristlecone pines in Death Valley. A profile of a farmer in Peru who suing a German energy company because his village is threatened by melting glaciers. The stories of survivors of the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., as they seek to use the landscape to heal from the trauma of the fire. And an immersive exploration of Crawford Lake in Canada, which was named the “golden spike” that would define the start of a proposed geological chapter known as the Anthropocene.
The full announcement can be viewed here.
From anchoring the Speaking of Science blog several years ago to pursing some of our most high impact climate journalism today, Sarah is among the writers who have made The Post one of the best places in the world for serious, engaging science journalism. Please join with us in congratulating her on this honor.