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DISCUSSIONWhat do you believe?
Do you believe in human-induced global warming? Why or why not?
ABOUT THE EPISODE
Michael Mann was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the team of scientists that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Mann discusses his work with the panel, his current outlook on the future of the planet, and his new book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Michael E. Mann, Ph.D. is director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center as well as a professor in the Departments of Meterology and Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.
Dr. Mann’s research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth’s climate system. He has received a number of honors and awards including NOAA’s outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with other IPCC authors in 2007. He was awarded the 2012 Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union.
Dr. Mann is author of more than 140 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, due out in early 2012. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.
Photo courtesy of Tom Cogill.
More on Mann
- Michael Mann’s Website
- Nobel Prize Laureates
- The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
- The Guardian Q&A with Michael Mann
More on Climate Change
- NASA Vital Signs of the Planet
- US EPA
- New York Times – Global Warming & Climate Change
- FactCheck.ORG: Climate Gate
- UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009
PENN STATE CONNECTION
- Penn State Earth System Science Center
- Penn State Department of Meteorology
- Penn State Department of Geosciences
- Penn State Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
- Mann’s TEDxPSU Talk
WHERE TO WATCH
Thursday, March 29th at 10pm
ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.