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.


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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Mount Everest (Credit: ilkerender, via flickr)

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