Jan McGirk is now based in California after decades of reporting from around the globe. As a writer, reviewer and investigative journalist, she has covered events and conflicts in the Indian sub-Continent, Southeast Asia, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. She also has written extensively on human rights, sectarian violence, and espionage. Her articles about politics, natural disasters, health, and conflict resolution have been published widely. Lately, she files most frequently about climate change and environmental issues around the Pacific Rim.