He was also the editor of the Jerusalem Post and he wrote this book:
Stephens authored the book America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, released in November 2014. The book presents the case that the U.S. has been retreating from its role as the “world’s policeman” in recent decades, which will lead to ever greater world problems.
With his world view similar to Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon and a degree from University of Chicago in political philosophy and a masters in comparative politics from London School of Economics — he couldn’t be better suited to by NYTs climate guy. He also attended Middlesex boarding school, if anyone cares. He’s like Trump’s OES and CPW limousine liberals interface. My guess is NYT still wants to get on Trump’s good side. Or Kushner's.
NYT doesn’t do science, it never has. That’s why arts and letters type Andy Revkin was hired to write about “natural resources and energy [ and later environment was added to the Dot Earth tagline],” where he took 25 or so years to figure out this climate change thing is kind of a big deal. Methodical and deliberate learning, that Revkin does. Most importantly, Andy wrote very well. So there’s that for the readers from the tri state area and beyond. Revkin does tell everybody he’s been writing about climate science since before the first IPCC report was written. That should be understood now that he’s confusing readers at propublica.
Stephens will simply continue on with NYTs struggle to keep issues like global warming on the back burner and promotion of foreign wars on the front ones. It’s not like NYT didn’t hawk the last major war in the Middle East. Who better to hawk WW3 than a climate change befuddler, with a main focus in making America the world’s greatest robocop ever.