Abrahm Lustgarten
Abrahm Lustgarten
Senior reporter investigating Climate and our response to a rapidly changing environment, at ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine. Signal: (646) 450-6429Source
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New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

According to new data from the Rhodium Group analyzed by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, warming temperatures and changing rainfall will drive agriculture and temperate climates northward, while sea level rise will consume coastlines and dangerous levels of humidity will swamp the Mississippi River valley. Taken with other recent research showing that the most habitable climate in North America will shift northward and the incidence of large fires will increase across the country, this suggests that the climate crisis will profoundly interrupt the way we live and farm in the...

Feb 25
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The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World

The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World

A soybean field in Russia’s remote Far East that is farmed by a Chinese entrepreneur named Dima. As the planet continues to warm, vast new stretches of Russia will become suitable for agriculture.ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.This article, the third in a series on global migration caused by climate change, is a result of a partnership between ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center.IT WAS ONLY November, but the chill already cut to the bone in the small village...

Dec 17
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Climate Change Will Make Parts of the U.S. Uninhabitable. Americans Are Still Moving There.

Climate Change Will Make Parts of the U.S. Uninhabitable. Americans Are Still Moving There.

A Warming Planet and a Shifting PopulationProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.Over the past year, the advent of a professional economy powered by people working from home has quickened the conversation about where to live, particularly among millennials. “Is now the right time to buy property in Minnesota?” “Is Buffalo the new place to be?”How important is proximity to fresh water? Should you risk moving somewhere that has fire seasons? How far north do you have to go to find liveable summers?Americans have...

Nov 13
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Climate change may prompt a new mass American migration, a move that could leave behind vulnerable groups and widen the wealth gap across the country

Climate change may prompt a new mass American migration, a move that could leave behind vulnerable groups and widen the wealth gap across the country

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state's electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By mid-month, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in Death Valley — and an otherworldly storm of lightning had cracked open the sky. From Santa Cruz to Lake Tahoe,...

September 18, 2020
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Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

A wildfire on the foothills of the San Gabriel Canyon that border the Mountain Cove gated residential community in Azusa, California. The Ranch 2 Fire burned over 4,200 acres.ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.This article, the second in a series on global migration caused by climate change, is a result of a partnership between ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center.August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the...

September 15, 2020
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Where Will Everyone Go?

Where Will Everyone Go?

For most of human history, people have lived within a surprisingly narrow range of temperatures, in the places where the climate supported abundant food production. As the planet warms, those regions are shifting. Entire nations will lose their ability to farm grains and vegetables. Faced with starvation, those who can leave will have little other choice. Human movement is hard to predict, and political battles surround any discussion of migration. This is becoming a barrier to saving lives. That is why we are asking… Where Will Everyone Go? ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine,...

July 23, 2020
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