Harry Stevens

Washington, D.C.

Climate change, data analysis and graphics

Education: Columbia University, MS in Journalism; University of Puget Sound, BA in International Relations

Harry Stevens is the Climate Lab columnist at The Washington Post. He was part of a team at The Post that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the series “2C: Beyond the Limit.” Stevens came to The Post from Axios, where he designed news graphics and worked on data-driven investigations. Stevens's journalism career has also included stints at the Hindustan Times in New Delhi, India, and the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah.
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  • Analysis

Bird populations are declining. Some are in your neighborhood.

North America has lost 3 billion birds in half a century. The world’s biggest bird database, eBird, shows how bird populations are doing in your town.

January 17, 2024

    Tracking Biden administration political appointees to fill top roles

    Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

    January 16, 2024

    Thousands of U.S. homes have flooded over and over again. Here’s where.

    The number of U.S. properties that have flooded numerous times continues to rise, according to federal data, in the latest sign of the nation’s mounting flood risk.

    January 9, 2024

    Can you guess how crazy last year’s weather was? Try this game.

    Most Americans agree that global warming is happening. But how much, exactly? In this game, try to draw how 2023’s heat compared with 40 years of climate data.

    January 3, 2024

    America needs clean electricity. These states show how to do it.

    Vermont makes the cleanest power, while West Virginia uses lots of coal. What can states with the cleanest electricity teach us?

    August 10, 2023

      A boat went dark. Finding it could help save the world’s fish.

      Researchers are tracking where fishing boats turn off their signal in the ocean. This could stop illegal fishing.

      May 24, 2023

      We need an area the size of Texas for wind and solar. Here’s how to halve it.

      The renewable energy industry is causing land conflicts and faces local opposition. A new study offers ideas for how solar and wind farms could use less space.

      May 10, 2023

      Trees are moving north from global warming. Look up how your city could change.

      As greenhouse gas emissions nudge temperatures higher, projections show trees’ growing ranges are shifting northward.

      April 26, 2023

        Why Biden’s oil policies upset both oil companies and environmentalists

        To understand the president's problem, we need to look deeper at the steps to drill on federal land.

        March 29, 2023

          When will spring come? Or has it already? Look up where you live.

          Spring has come early across much of the country this year. Is that because of climate change or natural variation?

          March 16, 2023