Jeff Goodell is a best-selling author and journalist. The New York Times called his latest book, “Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future” (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), “a compelling indictment of one of the country’s biggest, most powerful and most antiquated industries…well-written, timely, and powerful.” Goodell is the author of three previous books including “Sunnyvale,” a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley that was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. “Our Story,” an account of the nine miners trapped in a Pennsylvania coal mine, was a national bestseller. He is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone and his work has appeared in many publications, including The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, and Wired. His new book, “How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate” will be published by Houghton Mifflin in the spring of 2010.