The New Climate War



"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.”



"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


Michael E of the world’s leading climate scientists has published a book called The New Climate Wars that examines the challenges ahead.

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

Media Reviews

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

'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 Examiner

Lessons From a Climate Warrior - David Biello for Sierra Club

La inacción climática - Nelson Lagos for @LaTerceracom


Trailer of The New Climate War: 

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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"]

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