Lauren Sommer

Reporter, NPR

Lauren Sommer is a correspondent on NPR’s Climate Desk, where she covers the scientists on the front lines of documenting the warming climate to the way those changes are reshaping communities and ecosystems around the world. Since joining NPR, she’s looked at the building decisions that are putting people in harm’s way, shortfalls in the warning systems for climate disasters, and the communities that are forging solutions.  Prior to joining NPR, Lauren spent more than a decade covering climate and environment for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco, where she delved into the impacts of California's historic drought and covered how communities are responding to record-breaking wildfires. Lauren has received a national Edward R. Murrow, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists.



Rising Seas: Is San Francisco Ready?

September 14, 2016
San Francisco developers are planning billions in new construction with a Bayfront view. Yet seas are predicted to rise nearly a foot by 2050. Are we…

Water Politics

October 14, 2014
It’s a big year for water politics in California. Will voters approve a $7.12 billion bond for water projects to help get us through a record drought…