Michael Mann

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State University

I’m furious that the attacks against me and other climate scientists serve such a cynical and selfish agenda by special interest to sabotage efforts to avert dangerous climate change. I see that as a direct assault, not just on us, but our children and grandchildren who stand the most to lose if we fail to act in time.

Michael Mann is vehement that we can't allow science to be killed. As a Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, Mann's research specialties include Atmospheric Business and Policy, Earth-Atmosphere Interactions, and Statistical Meteorology. Throughout his academic career, Mann has authored more than 180 peer-reviewed and edited publications. Using this expertise he wrote the book The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, a detailed account of the solid science behind the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, of which Mann was the lead author, that incurred the wrath of climate change deniers and sparked an ongoing controversy.

Mann is also the author of several other books including The Madhouse Effect : How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy and Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University.

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