Asia Environment Correspondent, The Guardian
Jonathan Watts is Asia environment correspondent for The Guardian and a former president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China.
He is author of the eco-travelogue “When a Billion Chinese Jump,” which traces the course of China’s development from mountain jungles and melting glaciers, through coal mines and cancer villages, to wind farms and eco-cities.
Mr. Watts’ multimedia career includes seven years in Japan, five trips to North Korea, the 2004 tsunami, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and Beijing Olympics. He has worked for BBC, CNN, Mother Jones and Asahi Shimbun.
In his current post, he has covered the Copenhagen climate conference, renewable energy developments and more rubbish dumps than he cares to remember.