2017 News & Interviews

Hurricane Ophelia Sheds Light On Another Climate Change Concern (October 16, 2017)

Lydia O'Connor for Huffington Post explains why it is significant that Ophelia traveled the farthest east that a Category 3 Hurricane has ever traveled in the Atlantic Basin since records began....

Physics-Based Approaches to Tropical Cyclone Risk (October 16, 2017)

Great article by Kerry Emanuel and Adam Sobel in the latest APS Physics, Group on Physics of Climate, newsletter. 

Warm waters juiced Ophelia into the most powerful eastern Atlantic hurricane ever seen (October 16, 2017)

Joseph Romm of Climate Progress explains the record-smashing hurricane Ophelia which slammed into Ireland with 119 mph gusts. 

The Climate Reality Project Announces Speakers at 36th Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Pittsburgh (October 14, 2017)

The Climate Reality Project announced that Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, world-renowned climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann, and The Heinz Endowments Chairman of the Board André Heinz will...

New Book by Michael E. mann and Megan Herbert (October 11, 2017)

Greg Laden introduces The Tantrum that Saved the World, a kick starter fueled campaign to produce a children's book about climate change. Visit the kickstarter here

The EPA Could Have a Hard Time Repealing the Clean Power Plan (October 9, 2017)

Bob Berwyn for Pacific Standard explains how the new rule-making process wills tart another lengthy battle over climate regulations.

Following multiple hurricanes, we can no longer afford to deny climate change (October 8, 2017)

William Gran, writer for The Recorder, explains why Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and Maria are obvious signs that climate change is worsening. 

Winds, Floods and Fire: US Ties Record for Costly Weather (October 7, 2017)

Seth Borenstein of Associated Press explains how U.S. meteorologists are saying that this year will tie the record for most billion-dollar weather disasters in the country. 

Becoming Climate Conscious: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint (October 7, 2017)

Christian Fullmer's commentary in The Review on remaining environmentally concious. 

La Brea Tar Pits Museum to host climate change series (October 5, 2017)

Park Labrea News Beverly Press announces the La Brea Tar Pits Museum climate change series

September sets alarming global temperature record and negates a favorite denier taking point (October 5, 2017)

Joseph Romm of Climate preogress expalins the weather and climate records that September broke.

Academic freedom lecturer takes on claims of climate change deniers (October 4, 2017)

Safiya Merchant of The University of Michigan announces that Michael E. Mann will take on those who deny climate change during the Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

Connecting The Dots Between Climate Change & Catastrophic Destruction (October 3, 2017)

Michael Mann's interview with Sam Seder on The Ring of Fire radio 

Galveston's BioLab Amid Global Warming (October 2, 2017)

Joe lauria of Consortium News. During Hurricane Harvey, a story questioning the wisdom of putting a biocontainment lab on vulnerable Galveston island revealed not only that public hazard but the...

Mann to receive James H. Shea Award for climate science writing (October 2, 2017)

Dr. Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of Earth System Science Center, will receive the James H. Shea Award for climate science writing.

Rise of Distorted News Puts Climate Scientists on Their Guard (October 2, 2017)

Gabriel J Popkin for American Geophysical Union explains why climate researchers are avoiding publicizing their results.

The Desperate But Effective Attempts to Silence Climate Scientists (September 30, 2017)

Jeremy Deaton, writer for Eco Watch, explains climate change denial in the U.S. and the silencing of climate scientists.   

Macron trumps Trump with 'Make Climate Great Again' campaign (September 29, 2017)

Laurence Coustal of AFP News explains French President Emmanuel Macron's new 30-milion-euro campaign "Make Climate Great Again".

Northeast, Midwest Swelter in Epic September Heatwave (September 28, 2017)

Steve Hanley, writer for Clean Technica, explains the abnormally warm temperatures occurring in the Northeast.  

Thermometers Have Continued Bad News for Us (September 28, 2017)

Tom McKay of Gizmodo, explains the heatwave experienced by much of the country this fall. 

Natural disasters: God vs. scientific proof (September 28, 2017)

Piper Townsend of The Vermont Cynic explains the science behind natural disasters

Late-September heat wave leaves climate experts stunned (September 27, 2017)

Joseph Romm of Climate Progress explains why scientists were shocked by the heat wave in late September. 

How Many More '500-Year Storms' Will People Endure Before They Start Abandoning Coastal Cities (September 27, 2017)

Reynard Loki, writer for AlterNet, questions how many more climate change fueled disasters need to occur before the public takes action.

Climate deniers cheer study that shows Trump's policies will destroy America (September 25, 2017)

Joseph Romm of Climate Progress explains the widely misreported study that finds only immediate and deep cuts into carbon pollution can avert a climate catostrophe.

Hurricanes, climate change, and the facts (September 25, 2017)

Nick Hughes, writer for The Snapper of Millersville University explains the facts behind the many hurricanes that landed this season.

Step Up and Run (September 24, 2017)

Great interview with Shaughnessy Naughton of 314 Action with Paul Basken and Chronicle of Higher Education.

2017 - Awardee - Michael E. Mann (September 22, 2017)

Dr. Michael E. Mann has been awarded the 2017 James Shea Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.

Is There Really Still a Chance For Staying Below 1.5 C Global Warming (September 22, 2017)

Stefan Rahmstorf of Real Climate questions the possiblity of stying below an increase of 1.5 degrees C. 

Hurricane Harvey, 25,000-Year Storm: Enhanced our Caused by Climate Change? (September 22, 2017)

Bruce Melton of Truthout explains the science behind Hurricane Harvey.  

Centre County Residents Believe in Global Warming, But Are Skeptical of Scientific Consensus, Poll Says (September 21, 2017)

Leon Valsechi of the Centre Daily Times reports that most residents of centre county are skeptical of climate science.

New Climate Study Doesn't Contradict Global Warming, No Matter What Breitbart Says (September 20, 2017)

Maddie Stone of Gizmodo, explains how the new climate study does agree with Global Warming. 

Keeping temps under 1.5C goes from 'impossible' to 'maybe' (September 20, 2017)

Chelsea Harvey, writer for E&E News, explains how it is possible for the world too keep temperatures from rising to an average of 1.5C above normal.

Climate scientists predicted the rise in super-urricanes like Maria, Irma, and harvey

Joseph Romm of Climate Progress explains how scientist predicted the rise of super-hurricanes, but deniers are still trying to shut down any climate-hurricane link.

Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia: The Series of Hurricanes That Intensified The Scientific Debate (September 9, 2017)

The AFP News Agency explains why these four hurricanes back to back are worth talking about.

What's Causing Catastrophic Hurricanes (September 9, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Sam Seder on The Ring of Fire Radio. 

Rush Limbaugh, Who Called Hurricane Irma a Hyped-Up "Lie", Evacuates South Florida (September 9, 2017)

Lawrence Kim of Lancashire Independent News explains the hypocrisy behind Rush LImbaugh's recent decisions 

Hurricanes Are Sweeping The Atlantic. What's The Role Of Climate Change? (September 8, 2017)

Christopher Joyce of NPR explains how warmer waters and air are playing a role in this year's monster storms. 

What We Know about Climate Change-Hurricane Connection (September 8, 2017)

Dr. Mann, Thomas C Peterson, and Susan Hassol's commentary in Scientific American. 

The Trump administration wants to ignore a major aspect of these hurricane disasters (September 7, 2017)

Joseph Romm of Climate Progress explains how climate scientists are requried for planning for a future of Harveys and Irmas.

Back to School Science and Culture Stuff (September 7, 2017)

Greg Laden, writer for Science Blogs, posts is annual back to school posts for teachers and students studying science. 

Humanity's 'Carbon Budget' is Smaller Than Generally Believed (September 7, 2017)

In his interview with Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News Network, Dr. Mann discusses a new study showing that the IPCC has underestimated global warming in the industrial era.

As Planet Rages with Fires and Storms, Ire Aimed at Murderous Climate Denialism (September 7, 2017)

Jessica Corbett of Common Dreams calls out Trump and all climate deniers for treating climate denial like an opinion. 

The false equivalence plaguing our discussions of climate change (September 7, 2017)

Joseph Romm of Climate Progress explains why everyone else in the U.S. and the world accept climate science.

Irma and Harvey should kill any doubt that climate change is real (September 7, 2017)

Dr. Michael Mann, Susan Hassol, and Thomas C Peterson's commenatry in the Washington Post.

Development must be climate-smart (September 6, 2017)

Sujatha Byravan, writing for The Hindu, explains why the increased frequency of extreme weather events is caused by climate change.

Five reasons Harvey has been so destructive - it's not only about climate change (August 31, 2017)

Frank Kummer of The Philadelphia Inquirer, gives the five reasons why Harvey has been so destructive to the city of Huston. 

"We Told You So!" Is Never Welcomed If You're On The Receiving End (August 31, 2017)

Dan Satterfield, writer for The American Geophysical Union blog, explains how the storm warnings for this extreme hurricane were not received well.