Stephan Faris is a journalist who specializes in writing about the developing world. He is the author of the book Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley. Since 2000, he has covered Africa, the Middle East, and China for publications including Time, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, and Salon. He has lived in Nigeria, Kenya, Turkey, and China. He now lives in Rome with his wife and three-year-old son.