Jeff Nesbit is a research affiliate with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications and executive director of Climate Nexus, a non-profit organization that works on climate and clean energy issues and solutions. He was the director of legislative and public affairs at the National Science Foundation during the Bush and Obama administrations, where he helped craft the legislative and public affairs strategy that led to the passage of the bipartisan America COMPETES Act. He was also former Vice President Dan Quayle’s communications director at the White House, and former FDA Commissioner David Kessler’s public affairs chief at the Food and Drug Administration, where he was instrumental in the agency’s successful efforts to regulate the tobacco industry and ban the marketing of cigarettes to children. He was a national journalist with Knight-Ridder newspapers and others prior to that, and writes regular opinion pieces for The New York Times, Time and U.S. News & World Report. He’s written multiple books and novels, including "This is the Way the World Ends" and "Poison Tea."
China's dependence on coal and its financing of overseas coal-fired power plants present a grave problem for the climate