Jeff Nesbit

American writer

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS will be available on Sept. 25, 2018.

From St. Martin’s Press:

"Jeff Nesbit has delivered an enlightening - and alarming - explanation of climate challenge as it exists today. Climate change is no far-off threat. It's impacting communities all over the world at this very moment, and we ignore the scientific reality at our own peril. The good news? As Nesbit underscores, disaster is not preordained. The global community can meet this moment — and we must." —Senator John Kerry

A unique view of climate change glimpsed through the world's resources that are disappearing.

The world itself won’t end, of course. Only ours will: our livelihoods, our homes, our cultures. And we’re squarely at the tipping point.

Longer droughts in the Middle East. Growing desertification in China and Africa. The monsoon season shrinking in India. Amped-up heat waves in Australia. More intense hurricanes reaching America. Water wars in the Horn of Africa. Rebellions, refugees and starving children across the globe. These are not disconnected events. These are the pieces of a larger puzzle that environmental expert Jeff Nesbit puts together

Unless we start addressing the causes of climate change and stop simply navigating its effects, we will be facing a series of unstoppable catastrophes by the time our preschoolers graduate from college. Our world is in trouble – right now. This Is the Way the World Ends tells the real stories of the substantial impacts to Earth’s systems unfolding across each continent. The bad news? Within two decades or so, our carbon budget will reach a point of no return.

But there’s good news. Like every significant challenge we’ve faced—from creating civilization in the shadow of the last ice age to the Industrial Revolution—we can get out of this box canyon by understanding the realities, changing the worn-out climate conversation to one that’s relevant to every person. Nesbit provides a clear blueprint for real-time, workable solutions we can tackle together.

My previous non-fiction book with St. Martin’s Press, POISON TEA, was well received by critics. The New York Times called it a “refresher course in Civics 101.” In addition to my non[-fiction, I’ve written more than 20 inspirational novels with Tyndale, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Guideposts, Summerside Press, David C. Cook, Hodder & Stoughton, Harold Shaw (part of Random House) and Victor Books.

I was the public affairs director for the National Science Foundation and the Food and Drug Administration, former Vice President Dan Quayle's communications director at the White House; and a national journalist with Knight-Ridder and others. I’m the executive director of Climate Nexus, based in New York, and a contributing writer for The New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report and other publications.

My Bio

I was the director of public affairs for two federal science agencies (the National Science Foundation and the Food and Drug Administration) and the communications director to former Vice President Dan Quayle at the White House. I was also a national journalist, and the director of a strategic communications consulting business. I'm  currently the executive director of Climate Nexus,  based in New York, and a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report and other publications.

My new book, THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS, from St. Martin's Press will be available Sept. 25, 2018. Bill McKibben calls it a "touchstone book for understanding the world we're daily creating." Senator John Kerry says it is an "enlightening - and alarming - explanation of the climate challenge as it exists today." Sierra Club leader Michael Brune said the book "challenges us to save not just our world but our humanity.:"

My previous book with St. Martin's Press, POISON TEA, was well-received by critics. The New York Times called it a "refresher course in Civics 101." Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Kobert said: "Poison Tea is compelling, richly reported, and utterly chilling."

In addition to my non-fiction work, I've also written more than 20 inspirational novels with Tyndale, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Guideposts, Summerside Press, David C. Cook, Hodder & Stoughton, Harold Shaw (part of Random House) and Victor Books. My latest fiction series, with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman, is the Worthington Destiny series.

In Washington, I was a senior public affairs official in the U.S. Senate and federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration; a national journalist with Knight-Ridder and others; head of a strategic communications consulting firm for more than a decade; director of communications for former Vice President Dan Quayle at the White House; and the director of legislative and public affairs at the National Science Foundation from 2006-2011. I’m currently the executive director of Climate Nexus, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in New York funded by a number of foundations including the Skoll Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Energy Foundation and others to focus on national climate and energy communications.