The New Climate War

Blog reviews

A seat at the table in the climate war room — David Wineberg

Ten to Watch: Our favorite climate change book — Climate and Capital

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet — The Green Spotlight

If you read just one climate book this year, read "The New Climate War" Brigitte Van Gerven for Citizens Climate Lobby

The Path to (Climate) Victory Tom Okeefe

A Book Review: “The New Climate War” Mark Marchand

Michael Mann Takes on Climate ‘Doomists’ in His Latest Book ‘The New Climate War’ — Alex Strachan

Think Again, The New Climate War: 2 books that will make you re-think again — Nikola Zivkovic

Climate Friday — Alex Rühle in the Sueddeusche Zeitung

Alles hat keine Zeit XCVI — Sokratischer Marktplatz

While we're stll all occupied with the pandemic anthropocene adversities advance. — The KHIT Blog

The New Climate War by Michael Mann — Chris Jerrey

We Can't Say We Weren't Warned — Charles Alexander

Books at budtime: spring reading — Barbara Kiser

Neues Buch von Michael E. Mann: Propagandaschlacht ums Klima — Frank Urbansky

We've read Michael Mann's "The New Climate War" so you don't have to — Toxorial

Neues Buch des Klimaforschers Michael E. Mann: Propagandaschlacht ums Klima — Cora Sacher for Greenpeace Energy Magazine

Considering some of the issues raised by “The New Climate War” by Michael Mann — Martin Hodson for The John Ray Initiative

The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann - our reviews — Bärbel Winkler, Timo Lubitz, and John Garrett for Skeptical Science

Klima: Was kann jeder Einzelne tun? — For Franky's Blog

August 2021 Book of the Month: The New Climate War — For World Wise Today

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet. By Michael E. Mann — For Mrs Geography

Una voce dalla prima linea della nuova guerra del clima — For Climalteranti.it

If you read only two books this year make them The New Climate War and Silent Earth — Prof Jeff Ollerton for jeffollertton.co.uk

Michael E. Mann: The New Climate War. The Fight to Take Back the Planet — Martin Hudymač for Medium

The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann — Paul Hormick for The Green Dispatch

Climate Optimism? — Elliott Rabin for elliottrabin.net

Michael Mann - The New Climate War: Book Review — Adam Hardy for Carbon Watchdog

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet — Simon Mundy for Smart Thinking Books

How to Address the New Age of Climate Denial — Alex Casey for Population Connection

Quotes

"Fossil fuel companies have, for decades longer than I have been alive, been the largest contributors to the climate crisis that affects my generation today--all in pursuit of profits and growth. In The New Climate War, Michael Mann holds them to account, and shows us how we can take the bold steps we must all take together to win the battle to save this planet."

Greta Thunberg, climate activist



"This book takes the reader behind the front lines into the decades long information war waged by the fossil fuel industry and those that share their interests. From his perspective as a leader in the battle for scientific reason, Michael Mann provides hope and a roadmap for all of us to address the systemic issues fueling climate change, and shows how we can come together to wage a new war in the fight for our future."

Leonardo DiCaprio, actor and environmentalist



"Few people bear more scars from the climate wars than Michael Mann--and few have fought longer and harder for a basic, rational approach to dealing with this greatest of crises. Because of his persistence--and that of so many others--we are finally making progress!"

Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?​



"With this book, Michael Mann details the challenges we face from enemies ("inactivists") both without and within while dropping critically important breadcrumbs for us to follow to lead us out of the forest of despair and set us on the path of victory in a battle we must win. We need an army of Michaels, stat!"

Don Cheadle, actor, activist, UN global goodwill ambassador



"Pulling no punches, Michael Mann lays out our predicament and tells the shocking story of persistent climate denial and corporate deception. We are in a war for the planet, but one we are now on the verge of winning. And he deftly cuts through the propaganda and shows us the path forward."

Jerry Brown, California governor, 1975-1983, 2011-2019



"Mann shows that corporations and lobbyists have been successful in convincing us that climate change will be fine, if we just recycle our bottles and turn out the lights. Instead, he says, global warming is a problem way too hot for any one person to handle. He's optimistic though, because he sees what we really can and will do. Read his book, and let's get to work."

Bill Nye, Science Educator, CEO The Planetary Society



"For over two decades, Michael Mann has been our Janus at the gates, defending climate science from corporate-funded insinuations of confusion and suspicion. We would not have progressed this far had it not been for his unflinching and brilliant rejoinders to the traffickers of doubt. This chronicle of ongoing climate injustice may make you mad, but hopefully it will make us act. This is the only civilization we have. Mann is its resolute champion once again."

Paul Hawken, Founder, Project Drawdown



"The New Climate War is an insightful treatise on how the polluting fossil fuel industry and their right-wing allies have deflected the blame for the climate crisis. The book charts a common sense course for collective actions to force government and corporations to make real solutions to the climate crisis-an existential threat to humanity and the planet."

Robert D. Bullard, Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University

 

"The New Climate War is engaging, approachable, and ultimately deeply uplifting. Mann outline a hopeful vision of the transformation we must undertake in order to create a better, brighter future on this planet."

Sasha Sagan, Author of For Small Creatures Such As We

 

"Blunt, lucid… Consistently displaying his comprehensive command of climate science and the attendant politics…An expert effectively debunks the false narrative of denialism and advocates communal resistance to fossil fuels.

Kirkus Reviews

 

"Michael Mann skillfully explains the complicated dynamics of global warming and vividly portrays the sophisticated and coordinated campaign by polluters to block the policies and solutions needed to solve the climate crisis."

Al Gore, Former U.S Vice President

 

"A fascinating journey through the minds and motivations of the champions of climate denialism as well as the more recent climate doomists. Along the way, we learn of the unequivocal scientific evidence and the rapid evolution of technological solutions. Most importantly, public opinion finally seems to be at a 'tipping point' to catalyze political will to leave the next generation a sustainable world - and not a moment too soon!"

Rosina Bierbaum, former Acting Director of OSTP

 

"An engrossing mix of footnoted history, acerbic political commentary and personal anecdotes."

Science News

 

“This book is a must read not just for people currently working to address climate change but also for those who are new to the climate fight, the latter of whom will learn much about past challenges, struggles, and attacks that have been aimed at climate champions.”

Science

 

"Michael Mann has written a book about climate change that you not only need to read, but will want to read. It's eye-opening and even fun.”

Alden Mudge, Book Page

 

"It is hard to overstate the timely value of Michael Mann’s latest book, “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.”

Centre Daily Times

 

"prose rattles along, entertaining and horrifying us in equal measure as he exposes scientists, politicians, the conservative media and other supposed experts who have slowed climate action by caring more about the interests of big industry."

Philippa Nuttall Jones, The New Statesman

 

Michael Mann may or may not be a Climate Jedi, but he is a climate smart guy and The New Climate War is a must read

Donald Right, The Globe and Mail

 

a call to arms in the new war against "inactivists"

Bob Ward, The Guardian

 

The New Climate Wars is a punchy, provocative, informed…take on the [climate] crisis, by a respected voice in the climate science and communications field

John Gibbons, The Irish Times

 

Mann makes a convincing case that the fight against climate action continues — under different terms of engagement.

Pilita Clark, The Financial Times

 

The New Climate War makes a compelling case both for revising the global Green New Deal and for counteracting disinformation from climate sceptics.

John MeagherThe Independent (of Ireland)

 

The New Climate War is a detailed, passionate, and insightful overview of the latest schemes by fossil fuel interests and their minions to halt or delay a transition to a clean energy economy.

Jake WhitneyThe Progressive

 

The book's reflections on the manipulation of public discourse and how to resist the unhelpful trends of modern thinking are not just interesting and varied, they are important.

David FerrellThe Canberra Times

 

The New Climate War is a detailed, passionate, and insightful overview of the latest schemes by fossil fuel interests and their minions to halt or delay a transition to a clean energy economy.

Sorcha HamiltonThe Irish Times

 

In the New Climate War..Mann points out how...fossil fuel interests have shifted focus from discrediting the science to decelerating action to transform the carbon economy.

Art Flynn, The Irish Examiner

 

An important addition to the pushback against inaction and doom that has delayed action against climate change for too long and led too many to surrender without even a fight.

David Biello, Sierra Magazine

 

In this extensively researched book, Mann outlines a plan to hold corporations and governments more accountable for slowing climate change.

Ellen Wanamaker, Ames Tribune

 

Mann's voice is especially powerful on the subject.

David Montgomery, The Washington Post

 

He wants to keep the focus on systemic rather than individual change, and explains why that's so important. He criticises the denialists, and greed of the corporate bodies who fund them. In doing those things, his book is an asset for us all.

David Renton, The Ecologist

 

In this extensively researched book, Mann outlines a plan to hold corporations and governments more accountable for slowing climate change.

Max Spokes, The Oxford Blue

 

"Mann believes this 'new war' can be won, and he charts a clear path forward."

Sue Gilmore, Bay City News

 

"The #NewClimateWar is a wonderfully confrontational book. Passage after passage reminded me of my daughter’s favorite phrase: 'shots fired!'"

David Robbins, The Independent (Ireland)

 

"Mann has combined the roles of groundbreaking scientific researcher, compelling popular communicator, and courageous activist in a way few have since Carl Sagan. His latest book, The New Climate War, provides a thoughtful perspective on the forces impeding meaningful climate action”

David Carlin, Forbes

 

"Mann offers readers an absorbing and accessible take on an alarming pattern that stands to shape the course of climate action—and our collective future."

Rebecca M. Peters, Chatham House (UK)

 

"an important and highly recommended read."

Dan Rather, SiriusXM

 

"This incisive volume will assist the creation of a much-needed collective effort, helping to frame a unified approach to waging combat on those who are destroying the environment for the sake of short term profit."

Ed Meek, The Arts Fuse

 

"a fascinating untangling of the intricate web of misinformation, misdirection and deflection perpetuated by the fossil fuel industry since climate change became an incontrovertible reality."

Deena Robinson, Earth.org

 

"Mann’s book, aimed at everyone from young students to longtime activists, alerts the public to the tactics and stakes of this new climate war, and arms readers with the weapons to fight it."

Oliver Lazarus, National Center for Science Education Summer Newsletter

 

"[The New Climate War] dreams of a common future of humanity by upholding coexistence between nature and man [and] seeks ways of symbiosis and cooperation."

K Sahdevan, CounterCurrents

 

"All three of these books are well worth reading, but if I had to pick one of them to recommend, it would probably be Mann's."

Gabriel Carlyle, PeaceNews

 

"his book can jolt you out of despair and 'doomism' over climate change."

Jean Boivin, Blackrock Investment Institute

 

"an important and timely book - well worth reading."

Stephen Shenfield, WSPUS Newsletter

 

"An engaging, well-documented book about climate politics and the industrial and political forces that have resisted the science of climate change and continue to manipulate and distort public perceptions about its causes and effects."

Susan Glick, Seacoast Online

 

"[The New Climate War] is a book relevant to people everywhere, and especially those in our region concerned about environmental change."

Richard Frost, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

 

"[The New Climate War] explains very clearly, with researched facts, that the focus on individual behaviors to slow climate chaos is the result of a marketing campaign that has succeeded in guilt tripping the individual and deflecting responsibility from the fossil fuel companies, where it belongs."

Ruah Swennerfelt, Friends Journal

 

"Mann’s book is enlightening. Despite the seriousness of the subject, his book entertains, raises awareness, and inspires optimism. That is how we fight for the climate."

Claudia Detsch, IPS Journal

 

"a brilliant study of how fossil fuel companies are already changing their tune in this way, and why we shouldn’t listen to them"

The Times of London (UK)

Media Reviews

Die Strategien der Untätigen - Sandra Pfister for Deutschlandfunk

The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann - Deena Robinson for Earth.org

An expert effectively debunks the false narrative of denialism and advocates communal resistance to fossil fuels - Kirkus Reviews

Fossil fuel advocates may have added strategic inaction to their arsenal, but there is reason for climate optimism - Science

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet - Shelf Awareness

If you read just one climate book this year, read "The New Climate War" - Brigitte Van Gerven for Citizens Climate Lobby

A Rising Tide of Optimism - Richard Schiffman for New Scientist

‘The New Climate War’ exposes tactics of climate change ‘inactivists’ -Carolyn Gramling for Science News Magazine

12 new books explore fresh approaches to act on climate change - Michael Svoboda for Yale Climate Connections

A Review of The New Climate War - Alden Mudge for Book Page

Scientist Mike Mann's must-read book, 'The New Climate War' - Jeff Masters for Yale Climate Connections

3 books on climate change for academics, dummies and deniers - Allison Arieff for Datebook

The New Climate War: an interview with climate scientist Michael E Mann - Joana Partyka for Greens.org

'The New Climate War’ – Michael E. Mann calls out bad actors - Kendra Reed for AIPT Comics

Climate Watch: Michael Mann’s latest is a must-read for anyone who cares about climate action - Centre Daily Times

Michael Mann Talks Of A New War Against Climate Change In His Book - Sharon Griffin for California Herald

The New Climate War - The Fight to Take Back Our Planet - Tim Campbell for Isthmus

3 books on climate change for academics, dummies and deniers - Allison Arieff for Datebook

The rise of the climate dude - Philippa Nuttall Jones in The New Statesman Newspaper

In his book The New Climate War, Michael Mann is a climate jedi - Donald Right for The Globe and Mail

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates - Bob Ward for The Guardian

The New Climate Wars: How vested interests delay action - John Gibbons for The Irish Times; Free Version Click HERE

The new politics of climate change - Pilita Clark for The Financial Times

Book Brief - John Meagher for The Independent

It's Up to Us': New Book on Climate Explains Why It's Not Too Late to Save Our Planet - Jake Whitney for The Progressive

American scientist Michael E. Mann exposes the ways we're manipulated by the language of climate change - David Ferrell for The Canberra Times

Beware the climate doomsayers - Sorcha Hamilton for The Irish Times

The New Climate War - Art Flynn for Irish Examinera

Lessons From a Climate Warrior - David Biello for Sierra Club

La inacción climática - Nelson Lagos for @LaTerceracom

Ames library notes: Iowa Climate Action Planning at the library - Ellaen Wanamaker for Ames Tribune

Neues Buch von Michael E. Mann: Propagandaschlacht ums Klima -arank Urbansky for Enwipo.de

The Search for Environmental Hope - David Montgomery for Washington Post magazine

Mann verses the oil oligarchy - David Renton for the Ecologist

Kleiner Kanon der Klimaliteratur (small canon of climate literature) - @EnergieWinde

THE NEW CLIMATE WAR – The Fight to Take Back Our Planet (On page 26) - Roger Lohr for Green Energy Times

‘The New Climate War’: Michael E. Mann On How To Fight The Climate Inactivists - Max Spokes for The Oxford Blue

Wir sind so nah dran (Full Article) - Samiha Shafy for Die Zeit

Regional: Earth Day Reading List -- Five New Books With Ideas And Inspiration For Protecting The Planet - Sue Gilmore for Bay City News

Earth Day: Reviews of the latest books on climate change and the best ways to save a planet in peril - David Robin for The Independent (Ireland)

How You Can Fight Back Against The 3 ‘Ds’ Of Climate Inaction - David Carlin for Forbes

The new climate war: the fight to take back our planet (Full Article) - Rebecca M. Peters for Chatham House, UK

The New Climate War - Dan Rather for Dan Rather's America, SiriusXM

How we talk about the climate crisis is increasingly crucial to tackling it - Susanna Rustin for The Guardian

'The New Climate War': Enough of the Doomsayers! - Ed Meek for The Arts Fuse

Die Strategien der Untätigen - Sandra Pfister for Deutschlandfunk

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet  (Full Article) - Oliver Lazarus for National Center for Science Education (NCSE)

A Journey into the Unfamilar Future - K Sahadevan for CounterCurrents

Klimakrise: Ablenken ist das neue Leugen [Climate crisis: distraction is the new denial] - Björn Lohmann for RiffReporter

Nach dem Leugnen [After Denial] - Björn Lohmann for Spektrum der Wissenschaft

Michael Mann, The New Climate War: the fight to take back our planet - Gabriel Carlyle for PeaceNews

2021 summer reading list - Jean Boivin for Blackrock Investment Institute

WSPUS Newsletter - Stephen Shenfield for WSPUS

Getting Ready: Fossil fuel fights and the future - Susan Glick for Seacoast Online

The politics of climate change - Richard Frost for The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet - Ruah Swennerfelt for Friends Journal

Propagandaschlacht ums Klima: Neuer Titel von Michael E. Mann - Claudia Detsch for IPG Journal

Résister à l’inaction climatique - Benjamin Caraco for nonfiction.fr

To win the new climate war, we need a new strategy - Claudia Detsch for IPS Journal

15 best science and environment books 2021 - The Times of London (UK)

Resources

Trailer of The New Climate War: 

Available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y_ko7VfEgQ

News

Forbes: With Biden, The Whole Climate Will Change

Rolling Stone: Michael Mann talks with Jeff Goodell about his forthcoming book, “The New Climate War”

Inside Climate News: Warming Trends: Big Cat Against Big Cat, Michael Mann’s New Book and Trump Greenlights Killing Birds

Salon: Cautious optimism" about fighting climate change: Salon talks with author of "The New Climate War

Scientific American: Climate Deniers Shift Tactics to ‘Inactivism’

Our Daily Planet: Dr. Michael Mann’s Plan to Fight Back Against Climate “Inactivists”

Wisconsin Public Radio: The Morning Show with Dr. Michael Mann”

Cheddar: 'The New Climate War' Author Talks Global Warming in 2021

KPCW: Fighting The New Climate War with Author Michael Mann

Clean Technica: Michael Mann Has A New Book About Climate Denial And How To Fight It

Politics and Prose: THE NEW CLIMATE WAR with Bill Nye

State Impact: Climate scientist Michael Mann: U.S. is in position to be a leader on climate change

Radio Ecoshock: The New Climate War: Michael Mann

Lynda Steele of News: By the way, we’re still in a climate emergency. Are we addicted to fossil fuels?

Rod Podcast: Dr. Mann speaks about Climate Issues, Trump and Biden Environmental Policy, and Hope for our Future

MPR News: From denial to obstruction: New book charts changing tactics of the fossil fuel lobby

WPSU: Take Note: Michael Mann On Climate Change

Ashbrook Live: Dr. Mann's conversation with Tom Ashbrook of Ashbrook Live

Stabroek News: An overheated planet

KPFA: Michael E. Mann chronicles decades of climate “inactivism” in new book

Science News: A New President, An Ongoing Climate Crisis

North State Public Radio: THE NEW CLIMATE WAR: A Conversation With Michael Mann

Midtown Scholar Bookstore: Michael E. Mann in Conversation with Rober D. Bullard: The New Climate War

Politics and Prose Bookstore: THE NEW CLIMATE WAR with Bill Nye

NPR: Climate scientist Michael Mann: U.S. is in position to be a leader on climate change. New book calls for 'fight to take back our planet

Commonwealth Club of California: This Moment in Climate With Michael Mann and Leah Stokes

Australian Greens: The New Climate War: an interview with climate scientist Michael E Mann

KALW YourCallRadio: One Planet: Michael Mann On The #NewClimateWar And How To Fight It

WPSU / Allegheny Front: Climate Scientist Michael Mann: ‘We’re Going to Need Every Tool We Have’

MSNBC: Are Biden's actions on climate change enough to make a difference?

Thom Hartmann Program: The NewClimateWar with Dr. Michael Mann

Australian Greens: The New Climate War: an interview with climate scientist Michael E Mann

CBS News: Are Biden's actions on climate change enough to make a difference?

BNN Bloomberg: We need to get past the fossil fuel age, level the playing field for renewables

WWL Radio: Climate change and The New Climate War

MSNBC Morning Joe: Science-based climate policy is back, says author

C-SPAN: Interview with C-SPAN about The New Climate War

CBC News: Prominent climatologist behind 'hockey stick' graph talks about the 'New Climate War'

CBC Radio: Biden’s plans for climate change and what they mean for Canada

Writer's Voice: Michael Mann, THE NEW CLIMATE WAR

ABC TV: Is "climate doom porn" a tactic of the fossil fuel industry?

KPFK: Polluters Try to Blame Climate Change on Personal Responsibility Not the Fossil Fuel Industry

Onward State: 10 Questions With Penn State Climate Expert Michael Mann

WORT Madison: The New Climate War

WPKN Community Radio: Michael E. Mann author of "The New Climate War" - Digging In The Dirt with Kevin Gallagher

Crikey: Beware the soft climate doomists

NBCLX: Fossil Fuel ‘Inactivists' Are Still Trying to Distract From Real Progress on Climate Change: Michael E. Mann

The Juice Media: Juice Podcast 19 | The New Climate War

RNZ Afternoons: Dr Michael E Mann on fighting a new climate war

WITF: MICHAEL MANN, THE NEW CLIMATE WAR-Climate scientist was attacked for “hockey stick” graph

Late Night Live: Late Night Live with Phillip Adams

The Guardian: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

BBC News: Why we shouldn't fall for the ‘climate doom porn’ narrative

BBC Radio 4 : BBC Radio 4 Interview

Eric Schwartzman: Climate Scientist Reveals Culprits in War Against Science

JENerational Change: Dr. Michael E. Mann | The New Climate War

CNBC: U.S. must go ‘well beyond Paris commitments’ to avert catastrophic global warming, warns scientist

KXAN: Weather Q&A: The New Climate War

Reuters: Worried about climate change? There's a book for that

The Guardian: Climatologist Michael E Mann: 'Good people fall victim to doomism. I do too sometimes'

The AI Franken Podcast: Nobel Climate Scientist Michael Mann on Denier Tactics and Idioc‪y‬

Stephanie Weaver: Humans are likely cause of shift in Atlantic hurricane cycles, climate study suggests‬

Brad Blog: Humans are likely cause of shift in Atlantic hurricane cycles, climate study suggests‬

The Big Issue: Michael E Mann explains why the climate crisis is a war‬

Kirkus Reviews: 5 Books About Climate Change You Should Read Now

The Revelator: 10 Environmental Books We’re Reading This Spring

Kirkus Reviews: New Book Explains We Can Still Reverse the Effects of Climate Change

KCBS Radio: La inacción climática ["climate inaction"]

DER SPIEGEL: Auch in Deutschland werden Naturkatastrophen zunehmen

EnergieWende Magazine: Ich nenne sie die Inaktivisten" ["I call them the inactivists"]

Die Zeit: Wir sind so nah dran (Full Article)

Forbes: How You Can Fight Back Against The 3 ‘Ds’ Of Climate Inaction

Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren: Overtime: Michael Mann discusses his book, 'The New Climate War'

The Assam Tribune: Earth Matters: Renowned climatologist and geophysicist Dr. Michael E. Mann on climate change (Full Article)

Nature: Witness in US climate-change law suit tells all

TeleAmbiente: Esce in Italia “La nuova guerra del clima – Le battaglie per riprenderci il pianeta” di Micheal Mann

Smart Thinking Books: Interview With Michael E. Mann, Author of The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet

News24: Earth is changing in terrifying ways. How to calm your climate anxiety