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.

  • Life on Europa

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     August 12, 2013 Comment

    Is there life on Europa, Jupiter's moon? Perhaps - but we may not know for years, or even decades, depending on the outcome of NASA budget wars that broke out before Congress went home for its August recess.

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  • Bee Colony Collapses Are More Complex Than We Thought

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     August 7, 2013 Comment

    Scientists have been trying to discover why millions of beehives have collapsed and died during the past six years. The reason for the phenomenon - known as Colony Collapse Disorder - according to a new study, may be much more complex and disconcerting. Dozens of different types of chemicals may be combining to wreak havoc on the pollen that the bees collect for their hives.

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  • New 'Brown Ocean' Effect Could Make Hurricanes Even Stronger When They Reach Land

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     July 30, 2013 Comment

    As we head into the teeth of hurricane season, scientists have identified a new phenomenon that could intensify a tropical cyclone's strength once it reaches land. It's called the "brown ocean" effect, and it could signal a new level of potential devastation for hurricanes as they make landfall.

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  • Why 'Blackfish' May Be the Best Documentary of the Year

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     July 22, 2013 Comment

    Before getting into the science and the controversy, I'll make a prediction: "Blackfish" - the documentary that takes a critical look at SeaWorld's killer whales, premiered at the Lincoln Center in New York this weekend and hits theaters nationwide shortly – will win the Academy Award for best documentary. It's that good, and precisely the type of film that wins this award each year.

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  • Spying on Americans

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     July 8, 2013 Comment

    It wasn't all that long ago that the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, testified before Congress that the National Security Agency wasn't "wittingly" spying on millions of Americans.

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  • The Chinese Academies of Science Incident

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     June 24, 2013 Comment

    A curious thing has happened recently with several of the more notorious deny-the-science propaganda think tanks and hired guns with a history of fabricating and prevaricating on even the most basic scientific principles to deliberately confuse public debates – they're being called out.

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  • Icebergs Get the Headlines, but Warm Oceans Are the Major Reason for Ice Loss in Antarctica

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     June 17, 2013 Comment

    Startling video and pictures of massive, intact pieces of ice breaking off from the continent of Antarctica – known as "calving" – are some of the most iconic, vivid images in our minds. The ice shelves that break off to become icebergs have fostered a general belief that the loss of mass on Antarctica is mostly due to this calving process.

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  • Is More Global Warming Hiding in the Oceans?

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     May 29, 2013 Comment

    The HMS Challenger set sail 135 years ago. It was the world's first scientific survey of ocean life. But the HMS Challenger also studied ocean temperatures along the way by dropping thermometers attached to Italian hemp ropes hundreds of meters deep – an effort that has been used as a baseline for global warming in oceans since pre-industrial times.

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  • CISPA Rolls Along

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     May 6, 2013 Comment

    Anonymous has had an extraordinary run of success lately. It somehow managed to hack into North Korea's closed Internet network – twice – which must have agitated its military leadership to no end. It also used social media tools to bring to light the hideous acts at the center of teen suicides in several communities in North America.

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  • It's Time to Worry About the New Chinese Bird Flu

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    By JEFF NESBIT

     April 26, 2013 Comment

    It's time for the world's public health officials to pay very close attention to the new bird flu outbreak in China first detected in March. To put it bluntly, there are now some seriously dangerous developments occurring around the new disease outbreak in China that infectious disease specialists and international public health specialists need to track closely.

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