Jeff Goodell

New America Fellow

Jeff Goodell was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, working on a book about the impact of sea level rise on Miami, as well as other cities around the world, to be published by Little, Brown. He is currently a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of five books, including How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate, which won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit. Goodell’s previous books include Sunnyvale, a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

Jeff Goodell's book, "‘The Water Will Come" was named to the New York Times' "Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017."

Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High

Jeff Goodell's book, "The Water Will Come" was reviewed by the New York Times:

50 notable works of nonfiction in 2017

Jeff Goodell's "The Water Will Come" was named among the top 50 non-fiction books of 2017 by the Washington Post

We’re not even close to being prepared for the rising waters

Jeff Goodell's book, "The Water Will Come," was reviewed in the Washington Post. The review led the print edition of the Outlook section.

When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?

Intense natural disasters—including the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Maria—make it hard to ignore the rapid changes in our climate.

As the Waters Come, Will Our Politics Rise to the Challenge?

Will international efforts be able to save us from an impending “water world”?

Climate Change Journalist Warns: 'Mother Nature Is Playing By Different Rules Now'

Jeff Goodell was interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air. He discussed his new book, The Water Will Come.

The Water Will Come

Acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person journalism to show vividly what is already becoming a water world.

An urgent treatise on rising sea levels predicts a wild and watery future

Jeff Goodell's book, the Water Will Come, was reviewed in Science Magazine, where it was called "engaging" and "accessible."

KIRKUS REVIEW: THE WATER WILL COME Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell’s forthcoming book, The Water Will Come, was reviewed in the Kirkus Reviews

Florida, a Fragile Kind of Paradise

Jeff Goodell wrote for CNN about why South Florida is particularly susceptible and vulnerable to natural disasters.

Houston: A Global Warning

Jeff Goodell wrote for the Rolling Stone about the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.