2017 News & Interviews

Fossil Fuel Burning Set to Hit Record High in 2017, scientists warn (November 13, 2017)

Damian Carrington from The Guardian explains the rise in carbon emissions.

Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientists (November 11, 2017)

Marlowe Hood, of AFP News Agency explains why we need to be doing more to combat climate change.

Dr. Michael mann on Climate Denial: 'It's Impaired Our Ability to Move Forward' (November 10, 2017)

Dr. Mann discusses why he thinks we have not reached a tipping point in the culture of climate denial. 

The world is getting warmer and wilder and that threatens all of us (November 10, 2017)

Sam Woolfe, writing for The Canary explain how the whole world is involved in climate change and combating global warming.

New Computer Modeling Helps Scientists Analyze The Effects Of Geoengineering (November 9, 2017)

Steve Hanley of Clean Technica explains the new computer modeling algorithm that can help predict the amount of gases like sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere.

Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years (November 8, 2017)

Phys.org explains how a new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world.

Blue wave seen as a rebuke to Trump's climate views (November 8, 2017)

Josh Kurtz and Benjamin Storrow, E&E News Reporters, explain how the elections this Tuesday signify a rebuke to Trump's climate views.

Let's stop debating climate change and start combating it (November 8, 2017)

Dr. Mann's commentary in CNN on how to combat climate change in the future

Syria is Signing the Paris Climate Agreement, Leaving the US Alone Against the Rest of the World (November 7, 2017)

Akshat Rathi, writer for Quartz Media, explains what it means for the US now that Syria has signed the Paris climate agreement and we are the only country not agreeing with the accord. 

Experts Ponder Why Administration Released Tough Climate Report (November 6, 2017)

Randy Showstack of The American Geophysical Union writing for EOS explains why experts are confused by the White House's climate report.

National Climate Report Finds Virtually All Global Temperature Rise Since 1950 Caused By Human Activity (November 5, 2017)

Steve Hanley of Clean Technica explains the National Climate Report that is an annual assessment mandated by Congress. 

Alarming Rise in CO2 Levels Looms Over Global Climate Change Summit (November 4, 2017)

Daniel Arkin, reporter for NBC News, explains why the World Meteorological Organization is warning the world that temperatures could continue to spike, hitting perilous levels by 2100.

US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal (November 4, 2017)

Jean-Louis Santini of AFP News Agency explains the growth of renewable energy despite Trump's actions.

Science’s Top Foe in Congress Is Retiring - Scientists Rejoice (November 3, 2017)

Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones explains why scientists are rejoicing after their top foe in Congress decided to retire.

Here's What We've Learned About Hurricanes Since Sandy (October 30, 2017)

Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones explains how scientists can understand a lot more about how extreme weather affects the intensity of storms. 

Rising seas may bring more superstorms (October 27, 2017)

Tim Radford for Climate News Network explains how super-storms as severe as Sandy could become more frequent because of rising sea levels 

We all get poorer every time a climate disaster strikes (October 25, 2017)

New Scientists explains the long-term economic effects that global warming will have on our planet. 

Commentary is full of falsehoods on climate change (October 24, 2017)

Dr. Mann's counter commentary published in The Bulletin on Paul deWitt's recent commentary ("The danger is the wrongheaded efforts to fight climate change").

Climate Change Will Bring Major Flooding to New York Every 5 Years (October 24, 2017)

Robinson Meyer, writer for The Atlantic, explains how hurricanes and tropical storms will bring more floods to New York and other costal cities. 

EPA chief: ' True environmentalism is using natural resources that God has blessed with us' (October 23, 2017)

Joseph Romm of Climate Progress explains another attempt by Trump's officials to silence scientists. 

How Unusual Is It Fore Ireland To Experience A Hurricane? The Answer is Very Unusual (October 22, 2017)

Steve Hanley of CleanTechnica explains why it is so unusual for Ireland to experience such a powerful storm.

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".

Mann to receive James H. Shea Award for climate science writing (September 28, 2017)

Dr. Mann received the National Association of Geoscience Teachers James H. Shea Award for climate science communication.  

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.