“When heat comes, it’s invisible. It doesn’t bend tree branches or blow hair across your face to let you know it’s arrived….The sun feels like the barrel of a gun pointed at you.” 
—Jeff Goodell

Join Ten Across Executive Director Duke Rieter for an intimate conversation with New York Times best selling author Jeff Goodell as they discuss Goodell’s latest book The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet.

Thank you for the generous support of our Ten Across Sponsor Gensler for hosting this event.

About the Book

Heat is the first order threat that drives all other impacts of the climate crisis. As the temperatures rise, fault lines in our governments, our politics, our economy, and our values are revealed.

The Heat Will Kill You First is about the extreme ways in which our planet is already changing. It is about why spring is coming a few weeks earlier and fall is coming a few weeks later and the impact that will have on everything from our food supply to disease outbreaks. A heatwave, Goodell explains, is a predatory event—one that culls out the most vulnerable people.  But that is changing. As heatwaves become more intense and more common, they will become more democratic.  

As an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of environmental journalism for decades, Goodell’s new book may be his most provocative yet, explaining how extreme heat will dramatically change the world as we know it.  Masterfully reported, mixing the latest scientific insight with on-the-ground storytelling, Jeff Goodell tackles the big questions and uncovers how extreme heat is a force beyond anything we have reckoned with before.

The book arrives in book stores and online July 11. Available for presale now from Little, Brown and Company Publishing.

About the Author

Jeff Goodell is one of the foremost journalists covering climate change. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where he has covered climate change for more than a decade. His prior book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, was a New York Times Critics Top Book of 2017. He is the author of five previous books, including Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. As a commentator on energy and climate issues, he has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC,  ABC, NBC, Fox News and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He was a 2016-2017 fellow at New America and is currently a Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council.

More Ten Across Interviews with Jeff Goodell

Finding Optimism Amid the Climate Crisis with Jeff Goodell

Boiling Point: Addressing the Challenges of a Rapidly Warming World

About Our Sponsor

This fireside chat was made possible by the generous support of the Clean Cooling Collaborative as part of their 10X Prize Clean Cooling Competition and extreme heat awareness sponsorship. The Clean Cooling Collaborative is a philanthropic initiative of ClimateWorks Foundation that is working to create a future with efficient, climate-friendly cooling for all. A philanthropic initiative of ClimateWorks Foundation launched in 2017 as the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), Clean Cooling Collaborative focuses on making cooling more sustainable and accessible.