John Muyskens

Washington, D.C.

Graphics reporter focusing on climate change and environmental justice

Education: Calvin College, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

John Muyskens is a graphics reporter who focuses on climate change and environmental justice. He worked on the Post's Pulitzer-winning projects documenting fatal police shootings and global warming hot spots.
Latest from John Muyskens

Here’s where water is running out in the world — and why

New research shows that by 2050 an additional 1 billion people will live in areas with high levels of water stress. See where water is scarcest in the world — and why we need to conserve.

August 16, 2023

Facing the surge

Sea levels along the U.S. Gulf Coast are rising much faster than predicted. For New Orleans, the surge threatens its natural hurricane protection, leaving the city and surrounding area much more vulnerable to storms.

August 7, 2023

Where extreme heat will pose the biggest threat: Look up your city

See in maps how heat waves and dangerous temperatures will affect your city this summer. Track the temperatures and extreme heat wave risk in your area.

July 14, 2023

The exceedingly low odds of Vermont’s flooding disaster, visualized

A warming climate is fueling more extreme rain and floods across the U.S. The Vermont flooding this week was particularly improbable but increasingly likely.

July 13, 2023

Find out just how bad wildfire smoke has been in your area

Smoke from wildfires in Canada spread record-breaking air pollution across the United States. Use our tool to check the smoke pollution where you live.

June 29, 2023

The places in the U.S. most at risk for extreme rainfall

In some areas of the country, devastating precipitation is becoming more common as the world grows warmer, according to new data released Monday by the nonprofit First Street Foundation.

June 26, 2023

Tracking Biden’s environmental actions

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.

June 7, 2023

We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope.

These scenarios help show us what needs to be done — and what we can still do.

May 22, 2023

    The early heat wave gripping the Northwest is rare — and worrying

    Parts of the Pacific Northwest may reach daily averages up to 30 degrees above normal that could pose health problems this early in the warm season.

    May 13, 2023

    City planners targeted a Black community for heavy pollution. Can the damage be undone?

    Highway and city planners saddled a once-proud Black community with freeways and diesel fumes, while more affluent neighborhoods were spared such burdens.

    May 7, 2023