World Without End

Christophe Blain and Jean-Marc Jancovici

“Sharp, funny, and heart-stoppingly honest.”

- Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction


An Illustrated Guide to the Climate Crisis—From the Rise of Oil to Our Low-Carbon Future

A rich and colorful French graphic novel that has become a word-of-mouth sensation and transformed the way hundreds of thousands of people think about climate change.





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Sale date

May 21, 2024


8.5 x 11

About the Book

There is no green energy. Nor pink, nor black. Nor clean nor dirty, for that matter.

In this intelligent, eye-opening, and witty international bestseller, an eminent climate expert takes a graphic novelist on a journey to understand the profound changes that our planet is experiencing. The scientist, Jean-Marc Jancovici, explains the workings of superpowers and history; oil and climate; ecology, economics, and energy flows. He describes, in short, the world we live in today—a world whose future is deeply uncertain. The artist, Christophe Blain, intently listens and draws.

As the pair come face to face with global warming, they—along with Mother Nature and a cast of others—create a picture of what the solution to our predicament actually looks like. It’s not just about switching to renewable energy sources. It’s about rethinking everything: our energy supply, our economies, and our whole world. We’re left with a vision of the future in which food, education, housing, transport, and communities—in other words, all of us—come together and, with a few technological fixes, work to create a world without end.


“Can a graphic novel save the planet? Perhaps. World Without End is sharp, funny, and heart-stoppingly honest.”

- Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction

“READ. THIS. BOOK. World Without End is the single most important book on energy of our time.”

- Eliza Griswold, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist

“A testament to the power of the graphic novel and a singular work of environmental activism. Through its whip-smart designs, accessible research, and fearless commentary, this book invites readers of all backgrounds to join the climate change conversation—and demands that they feel anything but ambivalence. Masterful and unforgettable.”

- Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis

“When it comes to the climate crisis, most of us know what we think, but we also understand that we don’t know enough. In World Without End, Jancovici pulls no punches about how dire things have become, but Blain also keeps humor ever present, and it is welcome. This book, which covers so much material, is extremely readable and enjoyable, and a testament to the talent of the author and artist behind it. They know that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and that while we all want to know more about the current state of things, we need a place to start. For many people, this will be it.”

- Kate Beaton, New York Times bestselling author of Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands