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Final installment in series

Our site is complete! The last story in the Global Warning series, “Blind to the Threat,” Emmarie Huetteman’s investigation into the U.S. aging satellite system that is close to collapse, is published on our site. Read up on Huetteman’s discoveries about the failures of the nation’s satellite observation — infrastructure vital to understanding climate change and the threat it poses to national security.

Check out Huetteman’s story, which headlines The Washington Post‘s Science section today, Jan. 25. And visit our site for the rest of the Global Warning project to leave a comment and explore the interactive graphics.

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Global Warning published again in Washington Post

The last story in our series has been published in The Washington Post. Medill National Security reporter Emmarie Huetteman investigates the failures of our satellite observation — a system critical to understanding climate change, and one that the U.S. desperately must replace. Read the story online, or pick up a copy of the Jan. 25 Washington Post.

And if you haven’t read the rest of our stories or explored our interactive graphics yet, now’s the time to visit our site.

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Global Warning continues to catch attention

With the publication of the latest story in our series on climate change and national security, Global Warning’s breaking news continues to spread across media outlets. Today, The Washington Post published “Glacier melt in Peru becomes more than a climate issue,” an investigative story by Heather Somerville on the security implications of climate change in the Andes. Dozens of blogs have picked up the story, and publications like Climate Progress and Forbes have linked to the article.

Be sure to check out the Global Warning website for the rest of the stories in the series, first published Jan. 10 in The Washington Post and McClatchy Newspapers. Explore our interactives and be sure to leave a comment.

And we’re not done yet. On Jan. 25, Medill National Security reporter Emmarie Huetteman’s investigation on the nation’s teetering climate observation system will be published in The Washington Post.

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Latest story in Global Warning in Washington Post

Global Warning is back. Heather Somerville of Medill National Security Reporting Project reports from the Andes in Peru, where mountain glaciers are rapidly melting. The story is available today, Jan. 17, in The Washington Post.

Among the story’s findings:
• Entire glaciers are expected to disappear in 10 years, quicker than many scientists predicted
• Glacier melt in Peru has already caused water shortages, leading to conflict, displacing communities and threatening agriculture
• The U.S. is unprepared to address climate change in South America within five years – the window of opportunity Peru has before glacier melt becomes a security crisis
• Peru’s water crisis will test how the U.S. will deal with climate change using diplomacy and foreign aid in allied nations

Watch the video, and explore the rest of Global Warning’s investigations, on our site.

Photo by Heather Somerville/Medill

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Up next: Glacier melt in the Andes

Global Warning will publish Heather Somerville’s investigative story on the national security impact of glacier melt in the Andes on Monday, Jan. 17. There’s plenty more to come — so stay tuned.

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Climate change threatens U.S. energy supply

Climate scientists predict that current trends of rising sea levels, harder rainfalls and stronger hurricanes fueled by warmer oceans will hammer the Gulf Coast’s oil and chemical infrastructure. At stake is one of the most critical components of the U.S. and global energy system.

Medill National Security reporter Sonja Elmquist reports from Houston on the threat of climate change to oil infrastructure. Read “Houston oil infrastructure exposed to storms” on our site.

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A library of climate change documents

The Global Warning team has complied the most essential documents on climate change, including congressional testimony, presidential directives, national security strategies, laws, studies, scientific publications and domestic policies. These documents laid the foundation for much of our reporting and they’re available on our site, with easy-to-find bookmarks and notes, for everyone to use.

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Climate change in the homeland

Changes in climate are already under way across the United States. Americans will be impacted more and more over the coming decades as rain patterns shift, sea levels rise and temperatures climb. Through this series of videos, using data collected by Medill National Security reporters and designed by our multimedia team, we show the climate change threats facing the U.S. homeland.

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Get in on the conversation

Global Warning has published its elaborate video wall featuring interviews with top military officials, scientists, intelligence officials and diplomats from around the world. We asked them all how climate change really impacts national security, and they gave us the scoop. Watch the videos and get the answers straight from the experts.

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Can you solve a global crisis?

Find out how you would handle a climate change crisis. Check out Global Warning’s war game — an interactive graphic that tests your knowledge of a world faced with climate change threats. Test your decision-making skills in different global crisis scenarios.

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