Jeff Nesbit

American writer

Emperor gods have ruled the earth only one time before in modern history - during the time of Jesus. The rise of Christianity ended their reign as deities more than two centuries later, and none have appeared since. So is it possible for an emperor god to rise again? JUDE, from David C. Cook, explores that question: "A man rises to the pinnacle of earthly wealth, fame, and power by calling on demonic powers; his twin's opposing path brings him into direct conflict," the publisher says of the novel. JUDE can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Google Play, Christianbook and eChristian.

My novels in 2011 and 2012 —PEACE/Summerside Press and OIL/Guideposts—looked at what might happen if Israel decides to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. I've written 19 inspirational novels with Tyndale, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Guideposts, Summerside Press, David C. Cook, Hodder & Stoughton, Harold Shaw (part of Random House) and Victor Books. In addition, I write a regular science and technology blog for U.S. News & World Report called "At the Edge" for the magazine's News section, which is also available through TechMediaNetwork. I'm also the executive director of Climate Nexus, a non-profit strategic communications group and sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors based in New York. 

I was former Vice President Dan Quayle's communications director at the White House; 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 13 years; and the director of legislative and public affairs at the National Science Foundation from 2006-2011.

Ramona Tucker and I co-founded OakTara Publishers, an inspirational fiction publishing house, in 2006 to encourage new writers and bring out-of-print works from established authors back into the marketplace.  OakTara has published 300-plus titles since then, and now partners with Barbour Books and BroadStreet Publishing on selected titles sold to retail bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Books a Million and big-box retail stores such as Wal Mart and Sam's Club.

 

  • 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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