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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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.


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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.


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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."


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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


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Florida, a Fragile Kind of Paradise

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


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Houston: A Global Warning

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


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The Larsen C Crack-Up in Antarctica: Why It Matters

Jeff Goodell wrote for Rolling Stone on the Larsen C ice shelf breaking free from Antarctica.


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Trump vs. Planet Earth

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The Doomsday Glacier

Jeff Goodell wrote a long-form piece for Rolling Stone about the instability of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.


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Why the Climate March Matters in the Era of Trump

Jeff Goodell wrote for Rolling Stone on the importance of the March for Science to raise the profile of the climate movement.


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Rolling Back Climate Regulations Is Trump's Most Dangerous Con Yet

Jeff Goodell wrote for Rolling Stone about President Trump's executive order and how even it will not bring back coal production:


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Will We Miss Our Last Chance to Save the World From Climate Change?

Jeff Goodell interviewed James Hansen, one of the first scientists to directly link the burning of fossil fuels with the warming planet.