Author: Michael Mann

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Hurricane Ian: Tampa Bay is a sitting duck for climate-boosted hurricanes

I’m worried about worst case scenario with Hurricane Ian. Tampa has long been a sitting duck for catastrophic storm surge and has dodged several bullets. We might not be so lucky this time. By Dr Michael Mann Satellite images show 'apocalyptic' Hurricane Ian approaching Florida https://t.co/bHX2tRLUhB pic.twitter.com/EpPuG5vw04 — New York Post (@nypost) September 28, 2022 […]

September 28th

Dr Michael Mann talks with Amy Goodman about this week’s climate-fueled storms in Puerto Rico, Alaska and Japan

My interview on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman – always a pleasure! By Dr Michael Mann Climate scientist @MichaelEMann describes how worsening storms like this weekend's typhoon in Japan are directly influenced by rising global temperatures. pic.twitter.com/uVncNmDXay — Democracy Now! (@democracynow) September 19, 2022 One point I meant to make in the interview (but didn’t […]

September 20th

Dr Michael Mann: Climate change is causing irreversible declines in freshwater storage

“Climate change threatens terrestrial water storage over the Tibetan Plateau” Our new article in @NatureClimate Change, led by Chinese colleagues Xueying Li & @DiLong5. We’ve updated some of the wording in the press release to more accuracy convey the specific findings of the study. By Dr Michael Mann Irreversible declines in freshwater storage projected in parts […]

August 16th

Dr Michael Mann: Climate change isn’t a cliff edge, it’s a minefield. We’re walking deeper and deeper in.

“NPR’s A Martinez talks to Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science at Penn State, about record-high temperatures across the U.S., which climate scientists say is attributable to climate change.” By Michael Mann Heard on Morning Edition MARTINEZ: … And is there anything different this year or maybe even last year than, say, maybe 10 years ago? […]

August 7th

MPR’s ClimateCast: ‘The most progress we will have made — ever’: Climate scientists heartened by Senate climate deal”

I talked with Paul Huttner (@MPRweather) about the Senate climate deal and prospects for meaningful climate action on the NPR ClimateCast By Michael Mann “Right now, we sort of have a backwards incentive structure, where we’re providing subsidies — direct and indirect — to fossil fuels, and not providing similar support for renewable energy,” said […]

August 6th

A fossil-fuel funded astroturf group is targeting progressives to block the Inflation Reduction Act climate bill

Polluters tried to kill climate legislation via wedge between conservative Dems (i.e. Manchin/Sinema) & rest of the caucus. That failed. So they’re now trying to create a wedge within progressive wing of Dem caucus. Straight out of my book, The New Climate War. By Dr Michael Mann Polluters tried to kill climate legislation via wedge […]

August 5th

Dr Michael Mann: Climate change is causing our current rash of heatwaves. We need to vote out politicians who block climate action!

“ Global climate crisis hits home in the U.S. amid record heat and pervasive wildfires” — I discussed with Geoff Bennett last night on the PBS NewsHour. By Dr Michael Mann Some excerpts: “There are some aspects to climate change that are playing out faster and with greater magnitude than we predicted a decade or […]

July 25th

Michael Mann on Uvalde Elementary: Big Oil learned its disinformation playbook from the NRA

There are very close parallels with climate change: the people vs. vested interests. Just replace NRA with fossil fuel industry… By Michael Mann From my book on climate change co-written with cartoonist Tom Toles: The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy: By that is […]

May 26th

TAKE ACTION with Dr. Michael Mann and Bill Weihl: Urge CEOs to back $555B in climate investments from Congress

“CEOs Must Act Now in Supporting $555B in Climate Investments” by @BillWeihl  & myself, via @ClimateVoiceOrg By Dr. Michael Mann and Bill Weihl Want to help? Follow THIS LINK to send tweets to these corporate executives, urging them to engage with Congress to get a climate bill passed! Dear CEOs: Andy Jassy, Amazon Tim Cook, Apple Chris […]

April 28th

Dr Michael Mann on Twitter takeover: The greatest threat to freedom of speech is Musk himself

Axios reports on climate scientists concerned over Elon Musk’s takeover of twitter. By Dr Michael Mann Climate scientists and activists nervously eye Musk Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is being greeted warily by the climate science community. Why it matters: For scientists and activists, Twitter has long been a place for sharing research ideas and interacting with journalists […]

April 27th