News, Interviews & Commentaries

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.  

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.

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.

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 

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.

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.

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.

Are we doing enough to fight climate change? (August 1, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Courtney Barrow of AccuWeather about climate change and avoiding disaster.

No One Can Agree What 2°C of Global Warming Actually Means (August 1, 2017)

Caroline Haskins of Motherboard explains why we cannot know how many places are unprepared for upcoming decades of climate change. 

STUDY: There May Be Less Time to Fight Global Warming Than We Think (July 28, 2017)

Ayana Byrd of Colorlines explains why researchers believe the Paris climate agreement may not have considered all relevant data.

Severe Thunderstorms Top the List of Climate Disasters So Far This Year (July 28, 2017)

Bob Berwyn, Pacific Standard magazine writer, explains how severe thunderstorms and cold snaps are costly climate disasters affecting the U.S. and Europe.

More Boldly Going: A Family Foundation Turns to Activism in the Trump Era (July 28, 2017)

Tate Williams of Inside Philanthropy writes about how the Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's family is now helping "resist" the Trump Era.

Nature Podcast featuring Dr. Michael E. Mann (July 27, 2017)

Adam Levy and Michael Mann discuss whether Al Gore being a figurehead for climate change is a good thing.

Scott Pruitt's Crimes Against Nature (July 27, 2017)

Jeff Goodell, writer for Rolling Stone, explains how Trump's EPA chief is gutting the agency, defunding science, and serving the fossil-fuel industry.

Its Never Been Harder to Be a Climate Scientist (July 27, 2017)

Emily Atkin of New Republic exposes the legal attacks, internet harassment, and the Trump-fueled "culture of fear" that is making it more difficult than ever to be a climate...

World weather libraries offer historic clues about climate (July 27, 2017)

Elana Gordon, writing for Newsworks explains how historic weather libraries can hep scientists with understanding our future climate.

A profile of award-winning climate scientist Kevin Trenberth (July 27, 2017)

Read John Abraham's profile of Kevin Trenberth, one of the world's foremost climate scientists in The Guardian.

Climate Change: Al Gore gets inconvenient again (July 26, 2017)

Michael Mann views the US statesman, Al Gore's, second film probing climate change.

Are We Doomed? Let's Have a Talk (July 26, 2017)

Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute's thoughtful commentary via CommonDreams about a highly publicized controversy over the efficacy of plans for a comprehensive...

Time to Address Global Warming Short (July 26, 2017)

Financial Tribune explains how a new study has found that the temperature baseline used in the Paris climate agreement may have discounted a century's worth of human-caused global...

The World May Have less Time to Address Climate Change Than Scientists Thought (July 25, 2017)

Scott Waldman, writing for Scientific American, explains how a new global temperature baseline casts doubt on humanity's ability to meet the Paris target.

The Republican in Charge of the House Science Committee is Now Arguing Global Warming Has "Benefits" (July 24, 2017)

Tom Mckay of Gizmodo explains this switch in beliefs by Lamar Smith, republican in charge of the House Science Committee.

Climate scientists may have been underestimating global warming, finds study (July 24, 2017)

Ian Johnston, environment correspondent for says the earth's average temperature could have risen by up to 1.2 C rather than about 1C.

Scaramucci once accepted warming. Now he's a 'subordinate' (July 24, 2017)

In this article for E&E News Robin Bravender explains how Anthony Scaramucci, the president's new communications director has expressed doubt in climate science.

Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated (July 24, 2017)

A'ndrea Elyse Messer, writing for Penn State News, explains how Penn State's carbon budget may have been overestimated.  

We may have even less time to stop global warming than we thought (July 24, 2017)

Chris Mooney of The Washington Post, explains how a team of climate scientists say the fixed limit to the volume of carbon dioxide emissions that we can put into the atmosphere is narrower...

First Six Months of 2017 Marked By Wildfires and 'Extremely Remarkable' Warmth (July 23, 2017)

Dimitri Lascaris for The Real News explains how climate scientist Michael Mann sees a clear link between climate change and the devastating wildfires of 2017.

Michael Mann Responds to 'Uninhabitable Earth' (July 23, 2017)

In this interview with Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News Dr. Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting.

Interview with Michael Mann: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe (July 22, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview about climate change and what we can do about it. 

Perspectives of Scientists Who Become Targets: Michael Mann (July 20, 2017)

Dr. Mann, writing for The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund explains what is like to become a target of legal attacks and harassment by politically motivated groups.

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists (July 19, 2017)

Joe Romm, founding editor of Climate Progress, explains how 2017 is heading toward the record for hottest year without an El Nino episode.

Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years (July 19, 2017)

Michael Slezack writes for The Guardian about how June 2017 was beaten only by June in 2015 and 2016, leaving experts with little hope for limiting warming to 1.5C or even 2C.

Smith mum about his recent trip to the Arctic (July 18, 2017)

E&E Daily explains how Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, a vocal critic of climate science, organized and led a clandestine expedition to the melting Arctic in May.

Our Changing News Climate (July 18, 2017)

James Freeman, writing for The New York Times explains what is going in climate news today.

Mann strives to be an effective communicator while remaining true to the science (July 17, 2017)

Sarah Rafacz, Centre Daily writer, explains how Dr. Mann communicates science in an effective and honest manor. 

Most scientists are progressive, but is science too conservative? (July 16, 2017)

Mark Summer, writer for The Daily Kos, explains how the recent news stories impact climate science.

'We'll be Burned Alive' Expert in horror warning of apocalypse (July 16, 2017)

In this egregiously-titled piece written by Rachel O'Donoghue for The Daily Star, she explains how Humans are going to be boiled to death and choked by "death smogs" as a...

Don't Panic, Do Act: A Climate ResourceWith Real Solutions (July 14, 2017)

Important Read by Mark Tercek, contributing writer for The Huffington Post, where he explains why there is no need to panic about the climate future. 

This Congressman Doesn't Think Climate Science Is Real. He Just Went On A Secret Tour Of The Melting Arctic. (July 14, 2017)

Zahra Hirji, BuzzFeed News reporter, explains why Lamar Smith, one of the most vocal critics of climate science, went on a secret trip to the Arctic in May.

Climate change doomsday warning of ‘rolling death smog’ and 'perpetual war' criticized by scientists (July 13, 2017)

Ian Johnston of attacks an article attempting to describe global warming's worst-case scenario for painting an 'overly bleak picture by overstating some of the...