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


Trailer of The New Climate War: 


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