Somini Sengupta the international climate reporter for The New York Times, tells the stories of people most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. A George Polk Award-winning international correspondent, she has reported from a Congo River ferry, a Himalayan glacier, the streets of Baghdad and Mumbai and many places in between. She has served as The Times’s bureau chief in West Africa and South Asia.
Her book “The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young,” was published in 2016 by W.W. Norton. She grew up in India, Canada and the United States and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.