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Michael E. Mann

Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). Dr. 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. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.

Dr. Mann has received a numerous high honors and awards, including the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union, the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation, the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication from Climate One, the Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union, and the Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2019 he received the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and in 2020 he received the World Sustainability Award of the MDPI Sustainability Foundation. He contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2002 Scientific American selected him as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology, and he made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013.

Dr. Mann is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and five books: Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change; The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines; The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy; The Tantrum that Saved the World; and this year The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.
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