Max Bearak will join The New York Times climate desk to cover international climate policy. Bearak joined from The Washington Post, where he recently served as Ukraine chief correspondent.
Before that, he was Nairobi bureau chief and has reported from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Somalia and Washington, D.C.
As per the Times:
“Max will be covering the geopolitical forces influencing climate policy, telling stories that reveal the power plays, the pressure points, the back-room maneuvering, the concessions and the breakthroughs.
“He aims to closely examine the levers of power in global climate policy, and go to the places where the consequences of those decisions are most vividly playing out in order to deliver rich storytelling that reveals how policy decisions affect individuals, communities, nations and the course of history.”
Bearak has a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.