Jeff Nesbit

Executive Director, Climate Nexus

Jeff Nesbit is the executive director of Climate Nexus, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors that works with science, technology, public health, energy and environmental organizations on climate and clean energy issues and solutions. Nesbit was the director of legislative and public affairs at the National Science Foundation from June 2006 to June 2011. Previously, he managed his own strategic communications consulting firm in Washington; served as a senior communications official at the Food and Drug Administration and White House during the administration of President George H.W. Bush; and was a national journalist with Knight-Ridder and others. He’s the author of POISON TEA and 25 other books.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Climate Press Pool: Robert Gibbs and Jeff Nesbit

Climate used to have bipartisan support. Now that the Republican party is skeptical about fighting climate change, companies are moving into a leadership void. On the show today we'll hear from two former White House spokesmen in Republican and Democratic administrations now working on climate from different angles. Robert Gibbs addresses what McDonald's is doing to cut its carbon emissions and environmental impact. Jeff Nesbit heads a communications organization trying to get the climate story covered more prominently in the mainstream news media.