2017 News & Interviews

LETTER: Let's have an honest debate on climate change (March 17, 2017)

Letter to the editor by Kenneth F. Styer's in The Greenville News asking for an open debate about climate change politics. 

Sea-level rise poses ‘a serious threat’ to millions of Europeans, scientists warn (March 16, 2017)

Marlene Cimons for ThinkProgress discusses a new study that spells out the threat of sea-level rise in coastal communities. 

Trump's Budget is a middle finger to science (March 16, 2017)

Emily Atkin, writer for the New Republic, explains how trumps budget will eliminate funding for science research projects. 

Sea-level rise poses ‘a serious threat’ to millions of Europeans, scientists warn (March 16, 2017)

Marlene Cimons of ThinkProgress reveals that a new study spells out the threat of sea-level rise in costal communities. 

New CO2 record: Is it time to geoengineer our planet? (March 15, 2017)

Charlie Wood, staff writer for The Christian Science Monitor discusses the ever-rising CO2 concentrations that have scientists searching for ways to buy humanity time to reduce carbon emissions.

Crew: Mark Steyn Was Abusive and Obnoxious (March 15, 2017)

Greg Laden's blog discusses Mark Steyn's role in climate politics. 

How James Inhofe is upending the nation’s energy and environmental policies (March 14, 2017)

Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post explain how Senator James Inhofe's continual rage against the scientific consensus of human caused climate change is impacting our nations...

Politicians Shouldn’t Troll through Scientists’ E-mails (April 2017 Issue)

Kevin Cowtan and Zeke Hausfather of Scientific American explain how trolling scientists emails is useless in evaluating whether research results are correct. 

Climate change is certainly causing more powerful storms (March 14, 2017)

Matthew Rozsa of Salon explains how even blizzards show that climate change is a very serious problem.

D.C. Report: Rep. Jim Bridenstine decries state of U.S. space industry (March 12, 2017)

Randy Krehbiel of Tulsa world reveals that Mandy Gunasekara, who supplied the snowball U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe famously tossed on the Senate floor two years ago, has been named new EPA chief Scott...

What Exactly Are People Marching for When They March for Science? (March 7, 2017)

Ed Yong of The Atlantic discusses the 21 stated goals of the March for Science occurring on April 22, coinciding with Earth Day.

Climate scientist: Trump budget is ‘an all-out assault on Earth’ (March 5, 2017)

Joe Romm of ThinkProgress explains how defunding NOAA’s satellites will also hurt weather forecasts and jeopardize public safety.

Climate science denier Darrell Issa joins House climate change caucus (March 3, 2017)

Joe Romm of ThinkProgress discusses how representative Darrell Issa, long time climate change denier, has joined a bipartisan House caucus on climate change. 

Early bird special: Spring pops up super early in much of US (February 28, 2017)

Seth Borenstien, AP Science Writer, discusses the early spring temperatures across the United States. 

This Weather Trend is Causing Serious Concern (February 28, 2017)

Thor Benson calls attention to the fact that Chicago hasn't seen any snow on the ground in February and January, proving that the overall global warming is affecting areas all over the country....

Putting responsibility for climate change onto our own plates (February 27, 2017)

Christinia Prihoda explains what we as the public can do to help our environment. 

Senate votes for confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator (February 17, 2017)

CBS news writes how Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt had repeatedly sued to rein in the EPA's reach during the Obama administration and is now EPA administrator under President Trump

EPA Official, After Years of Work to Thwart the Agency's Mission, Returns to Carry Out Trump Agenda (February 16, 2017)

Marianne Lavelle of Inside Climate News how EPA Official David Schnare is now working with President Donald Trump.

Open Season on Climate Science (February 10, 2017)

Dr. Michael E. Mann's commentary for Undark Magazine explains that the playbook used by those seeking to preserve the planet's fossil fuel addiction is well established, and its use is...

New talk of warming pause just another faux climate controversy (February 10, 2017)

Susan Hassol and Michael Mann work together on a piece for New Scientist about the latest attempt to resurrect climate change deniers' favorite trope of a warming pause is just more smoke...

4 ways to resist climate change deniers (February 10, 2017)

In Vaidehi Shah of Eco-Business discusses that climate change deniers now hold the highest political office in the world, and Australasia's political leadership is no better. 

Trump's War or Climate Science (February 9, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Philip Adams of ABC News on Trump's climate politics.

Michael Mann: Finding hope in a time of madness (February 9, 2017)

Tina Perinotto of The Fifth Estate discusses how the science community is looking toward a brighter future even during a Trump Presidency. 

Climate Change Under President Trump (February 8, 2017)

Olivia Richter of The Eagle, the American University newspaper, explains why scientists are getting political during this Trump administration  

Fake news, hacked mail, alternative facts - that's old hat for climate scientists (February 8, 2017)

Stefan Rahmstorf at Real climate discusses how climate scientists have known distortion, false information, conspiracy theories, and hacked emails for decades. 

Michael Mann, climate scientist in the crosshairs, says fake news must be fought (February 8, 2017)

Peter Hannam of The Sydney Morning Herald discusses how climate scientists like Dr. Mann and climate science itself are under attack by the Trump administration. 

Climate Scientist's Defiant, In-Your-Face Message To Trump (February 8, 2017)

Anthony Sharwood of The Huffington Post shares Dr. Michael Mann's message for Trump on how to make America great again.

The battle over climate change just got hotter (February 8, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Richard Glover of ABC Sydney. 

To My Fellow Climate Scientists: Be Human, Be Brave, Speak Truth (February 07, 2017)

Peter Kalmus of Yes Magazine, pleads scientists on the front lines of climate change to speak from the heart. 

In Australia and the US, sound climate policy is being held hostage by vested interest (February 6, 2017)

Michael Mann and Christopher Wright collaborate in this opinion piece for The Guardian.They discuss why we must shift away from a culture of politically motivated climate change denial. 

Climate Scientists Challenge Conservatives' NOAA Suit, Fearing More To Come Under Trump (February 6, 2017)

Lisa Song, columnist for Inside Climate News, discusses how many researchers brace more anti-science government interference after Trump's election.

Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists (February 5, 2017)

John Abraham of The Guardian's must read article on how David Rose penned an attack on climate science described by experts as "so wrong it's hard to know where to start". Dr. Mann...

Republicans Are Using Big Tobacco's Secret Science Playbook to Gut Health Rules (February 5, 2017)

Sharon Lerner of The Intercept_  discuses why the House Committee on Science wants to undermine health regulations using a strategy cooked up by tobacco industry strategists two decades ago...

No Apologies, No Regrets (February 5, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Pul Basken of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Interview with Geraldine Doogue of ABC NewsRadio (February 3, 2017)

Listen to Dr. Mann's interview on The Madhouse Effect, Trump, and Australian climate policy with Geraldine Doogue of ABC NewsRadio.

Earth Day picked as date for Science march on Washington (February 2, 2017)

Masuma Ahuja of CNN Politics, announces that Earth Day was picked for a Science march on Washington to show President Trump and his cabinet how they feel about his environmental policies.  

Professors association: Defend academic freedom (February 2, 2017)

Susan Snyder, staff writer for philly.com, discusses the attacks science professors face from conservatives groups and the publics attempts to defend academic freedom.

Science On Tap Shares Penn State Research With Broader Community (February 2, 2017)

Elissa Hill, writer for Onward State, introduces Science ON Tap. Penn State's Science Policy Society is partnering with Liberty Craft House to make science personable by bringing research into...

Standing Up to Trolls (February 2, 2017)

Colleen Flaherty, columnists for inside higher ed, writes about how the AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.

Letter to the editor: Dave Neese misleads readers about climate change (February 1, 2017)

Read Dr. Michael E. Mann's commentary about a climate change denier op-ed that appeared recently in The Trentonian. 

World-leading climate change scientist calls for 'rebellion' against Donald Trump. (February 1, 2017)

Ian Johnston, environmental correspondent for indpendent.co.uk, writes about how Michael Mann, one of the world's leading climatologists, is calling for a "rebellion" by scientists...

Mapped: The climate change conversation on Twitter in 2016 (January 31, 2017)

This article in Carbon Brief shows us a map visualizing the climate change conversation on Twitter, produced by John Swain of Right Relevance. He's using Michael E. Mann, Al Gore, and Leonardo...

If You Liked the Inquisition, You'll Love House Science Committee (January 31, 2017)

Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones discusses how Lamar Smith has some new weapons in his battle against the nation's scientists. 

Climate Denial is Dead, Long Live Climate Denial (January 31, 2017)

Dr. Michael E. Mann's op-ed in The Hill on President Donald J. Trump and his climate denial dream team. 

Trump's first days fuel optimism among drillers, angst for environmentalists (January 31, 2017)

Marie Cusick of NPR's State Impact discusses President Trump's impact on American energy companies in the two weeks that he has been in office.

EU's Tusk calls on Europe to rally against Trump threat (January 31, 2017)

European Council President Donald Tusk calls on Europeans to stick together to avoid domination by three other continental powers. 

Human Actions Caused 2016's Record Heat (January 23, 2017)

Alex Kirby of Climate News Network  discusses the human actions that have made 2016 the hottest year recorded. 

Cutting Greenhouse Gases Would Help Trump Achieve His Economic Goals (January 21, 2017)

Michael E. Mann and Susan Joy Hassol collaborate on an article in Scientific American. They discuss the new administration could cut greenhouse gases and achieve its economic goals all at...