News, Interviews & Commentaries

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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 

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

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Trump's climate policy legacy will be making disasters like Harvey worse (August 30, 2017)

Silvio Marcacci, opinion contributor for The Hill,  explains how Trump's actions on climate change are an outlier in an era of extreme weather. 

Katrina, Sandy. Harvey. The debate over climate and hurricane is getting louder and louder (August 30, 2017)

Chris Mooney for The Washington Post explains how the succession of storms adds urgency to climate change and hurricane science.

Harvey is a global warming issue - and a test for Donald Trump's denialism (August 30, 2017)

Mathew Rozsa from Salon.com explains how scientists knew that more dangerous storms were coming but politicians were not listening. 

A Scientific Analysis of the Role of Global Warming Behind Hurricane Harvey (August 30, 2017)

Dr. Michael E. Mann's interview with Ian Masters Media on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles on the impact of oil, gas and chemical plants on the Gulf Underwater. 

What Cal Scientists Are Saying About Hurricane Harvey (August 29, 2017)

Krissy Eliot for California Magazine explains what scientists at the University of California Berkeley are saying about the climate impacts of Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey and the inevitable question of climate change (August 29, 2017)

Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post explains why extreme weather is becoming the new normal.

Harvey adds new urgency to climate change debate (August 29, 2017)

Timothy Cama, writing for The Hill, explains why climate change is not likely to be a direct cause of Hurricane Harvey, but global warming has undoubtedly played a role.

Climate change made every stage of Hurricane Harvey more horrific (August 28, 2017)

Joe Romm of ThinkProgress, explains how global warming is forcing more and more storms into extreme hurricanes like Harvey and Hurricane Sandy.

Renowned climate scientists says Hurricane Harvey and rainfall were exacerbated by global warming (August 28, 2017)

Stephen Andrew, via DarkSyde and The Daily Kos explains why a stretch of coast form Huston to Corpus Christi wre devastated by Harvey's wind and rain.  

The Specter of Climate Change Hangs Over Hurricane Harvey (August 28, 2017)

David Wallace-Wells of New York Magazine, explains why these once-in-a-generation storms will become more frequent, and more expensive.  

Extreme Storms Like Harvey and Climate Change: 'This Is the New Reality' (August 28, 2017)

Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams, explains how challenging it is going to be address the new reality of these extreme storms and how important transitioning to clean energy is.

How Climate Change Likely Heightened Harvey's Fury (August 28, 2017)

Craig Welch of National Geographic, explains the several factors that have conspired to make Hurricane Harvey so destructive in Texas.

Hurricane Harvey previews our stormy future (August 27, 2017)

Dr. Michael Mann is quoted in Eugene Robinson's op-ed in The Washington Post questioning how many floods and storms it will take for people to listen to how dire climate change really is.

Study: Earth's temperature record was broken three years in a row, and you can than humans for that (August 22, 2017)

Don Hopey, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, discusses how human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are overwhelming contributor to global temperature records set last three years.

The Polar Bear is Dead, Long Live the Polar Bear! (August 22, 2017)

Andrew Stuhl, of The Arctic Institute, discusses what we can learn from the death of the polar bear, the first icon of global climate change.

An inconvenient Truth: Did the Earth move for us? (August 19, 2017)

John Gibbons, of The Irish Times, explain how environmentalists saw the problem after the 2006 film but didn't realize how much it would take to fix it 

Global Warming: 131-Degree Temps in Future, While 'Lucifer' Heat Wave Causing Birds To Fall From The Sky (August 15, 2017)

Taylor Rios of The Inquisitr, discusses how global warming research continues to report a bleak prognosis for Earth.

NASA shocker: Last month was hottest July, and hottest month, on record (August 15, 2017)

Joe Romm, of ThinkProgress, discusses how this is the first time we've seen such a record month in the absence of an El Nino boost.

This is what America will look like if we follow Trump's climate policies (August 8, 2017)

Joe Romm, writer for ThinkProgress, explains why the leaked draft reveals that America could experience up to 8 feet of sea level rise unless we embrace Paris climate deal.

Summer on steroids: Fires, devilish heat waves, and floods (August 8, 2017)

Andrew Freedman, of Mashable, explains how climate change is affecting summer weather events.

Both Sides Of Climate Change Debate Distort Science, Block Solutions, Expert Says (August 7, 2017)

David Sirota of International Business Times interview with Dr. Mann on climate change urgency versus despair and the path forward.

Al Gore's Carbon Footprint Doesn't Matter (August 7, 2017)

Emily Atkin, of New Republic, explains why conservatives saying environmentalists are hypocrites if they consume more energy than the average American is a deceitful, disingenuous argument....

What Could Help In Tough Times (August 3, 2017)

Craig K Comstock's thoughtful commentary on the framing of climate change for Huffington Post.

The Energy 202: EPA finds no problems with Pruitt's climate change views (August 3, 2017)

Dino Granodni, writer for The Washington Post, explains how differing opinions can be okay.  

EPA panel clears Pruitt's climate denial by misquoting scientific integrity policy (August 2, 2017)

Joe Romm, of Climate Progress, explains why climatologist Michael Mann says 'Pruitt is in violation of basic standards of ethical conduct'

The Breach: Trump’s ‘Dream Team’ of Climate Change Deniers Threatens the Planet (August 1, 2017)

Professor Michael Mann's interview with Lindsay E. Beyerstein of Rewire discussing why the Trump administration denies basic science.