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.

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Advanced Praise for This Is the Way the World Ends

"With This is the Way the World Ends 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, former Secretary of State and 2004 Democratic Party presidential nominee

"Combating climate change and its consequences is an urgent task because humanity needs to save not the planet but itself, declares former White House staffer Nesbit in this nonpartisan call-to-arms. This vital summary of dire facts offers no-nonsense proposals for a way forward." 
―Publishers Weekly

“Like watching an accident unfold in slow motion, Jeff Nesbit reveals the dire future that could await all of us in This is the Way the World Ends. With every gripping turn of the page, you will pray he’s wrong, as you fear he's right.”
―Seth M. Siegel, New York Times bestselling author of Let There Be Water

"Jeff Nesbit is indispensable. Want to know what's happening now on climate change -- and how we can still shield our kids from climate chaos? Read Jeff's book." 
―David Gelber, Emmy Award-winning producer for 60 Minutes

"In this series of harrowing dispatches, Jeff Nesbit takes readers to the front lines of climate change - the bleaching coral reefs, melting glaciers, and thirsty cities where the crisis in the planet’s ecosystems is glaringly apparent. Though most Americans are still relatively sheltered from these unfolding calamities, Nesbit argues that the transformation of these ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them are harbingers of a grim future for us all - unless we do something dramatic to slash carbon emissions. Luckily, Nesbit has some concrete and politically canny proposals for how to make this happen. Nesbit’s book is essential reading for everyone interested not just in environmental issues but in the looming global geopolitical clashes sparked by the climate crisis." 
―Ashley J. Dawson, Princeton University

"If you care about the fate of the planet and the future of civilization, the book you are holding in your hands is essential reading." 
―Justin Gillis, award-winning former New York Times journalist

"Few people understand the depth of the planet's vulnerabilities as well as Jeff Nesbit - he's uniquely placed to write a touchstone book for understanding the world we're daily creating." 
―Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

"If you only read one book on why Earth's changing climate system matters - right now - this is it. Read this book." 
―David Kessler M.D., author of Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering and The End of Overeating

"A wide-ranging and lucid survey of climate change and its often-surprising global consequences. Ultimately, Nesbit challenges us to save not just our world but our humanity." 
―Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

“This is a must-read that lays out the clear and present dangers of climate change ― and what we must do to avoid global catastrophe." 
Rhea Suh, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

 

 

 “ Poison Tea  shines a spotlight on the shadowy Koch brother network and reveals hidden connections between the tobacco industry, the reclusive billionaire brothers, and the Tea Party movement. It’s a major story that for too long has been underreported and poorly understood.”―REP. HENRY WAXMAN, a former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee  How did today’s Tea Party movement really come to be? Did it suddenly appear in 2009 as a spontaneous response to Barack Obama and health-care reform? Or was its true purpose and history something far different. Was it in fact a careful, strategic effort by two of the planet’s wealthiest individuals, the tobacco industry, and other corporate interests to remake the government and seize control of one of our two national parties, ultimately gaining both the White House and Congress?  Jeff Nesbit was in the room at the beginning of the unholy alliance between representatives of the world’s largest private oil company and the planet’s largest public tobacco company. There, they planned for a grassroots national political movement―one that would later be known as the Tea Party―that would promote their own corporate interests and political goals.  Drawing from his own experience as well as from troves of recently released internal tobacco industry documents, Nesbit reveals the long game that these corporate giants have played to become a dominant force in American politics.

Poison Tea shines a spotlight on the shadowy Koch brother network and reveals hidden connections between the tobacco industry, the reclusive billionaire brothers, and the Tea Party movement. It’s a major story that for too long has been underreported and poorly understood.”―REP. HENRY WAXMAN, a former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

How did today’s Tea Party movement really come to be? Did it suddenly appear in 2009 as a spontaneous response to Barack Obama and health-care reform? Or was its true purpose and history something far different. Was it in fact a careful, strategic effort by two of the planet’s wealthiest individuals, the tobacco industry, and other corporate interests to remake the government and seize control of one of our two national parties, ultimately gaining both the White House and Congress?

Jeff Nesbit was in the room at the beginning of the unholy alliance between representatives of the world’s largest private oil company and the planet’s largest public tobacco company. There, they planned for a grassroots national political movement―one that would later be known as the Tea Party―that would promote their own corporate interests and political goals.

Drawing from his own experience as well as from troves of recently released internal tobacco industry documents, Nesbit reveals the long game that these corporate giants have played to become a dominant force in American politics.

 As the firstborn son of an old and powerful family, William Jennings Worthington VI knows what it's like to be under pressure. Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, Will has always pushed himself to succeed--nearly as much as his never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of his company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will a closetful of family secrets keep him from his destiny?  Bestselling author, psychologist, and birth order expert Dr. Kevin Leman teams up with novelist and journalist Jeff Nesbit for this compelling new series. In a culture that can't get enough of political intrigue and sneak peeks inside powerful families, this book is sure to find a ready audience.

As the firstborn son of an old and powerful family, William Jennings Worthington VI knows what it's like to be under pressure. Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, Will has always pushed himself to succeed--nearly as much as his never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of his company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will a closetful of family secrets keep him from his destiny?

Bestselling author, psychologist, and birth order expert Dr. Kevin Leman teams up with novelist and journalist Jeff Nesbit for this compelling new series. In a culture that can't get enough of political intrigue and sneak peeks inside powerful families, this book is sure to find a ready audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jude Asher first called on outside forces to change his destiny as a child. Now a wealthy entrepreneur with his star soaring, he's prepared to make his most daring bet ever to reach the pinnacle of earthly power. Jude's twin brother, Thomas, has chosen a different path as a reporter for The New York Times. As much as he's tried to cut himself off from his brother's trajectory, he finds himself drawn back in ... and troubled by the secret that only he knows. Surrounded by principalities and powers, each brother must choose their own path-for good or for evil.