News, Interviews & Commentaries

He Waged Intimidation Campaigns Against Climate Scientists; Now He's Helping Trump Remake the EPA (December 9, 2016)

One of Trump's pick for the EPA transition team is David Schnare, an attorney for a coal industry-backed nonprofit. Schnare has previously fought campaigns against climate scientists. 

America Adapts - The Climate Change Podcast (December 6, 2015)

Dr. Mann's Podcast with America Adapts on the affects that the Trump administration can have on climate change. 

"The Madhouse House Effect" Interview on KUCI-FM (December 6, 2016)

Check out Dr. Mann's interview iwth Claudia Shambaugh about The Madhouse Effect, the legacy of Ralph Cicerone, and more. 

An Open Letter from Scientists to President-Elect Trump on Climate Change (December 6, 2016)

Michael D. Lemonick, writer for Scientific American, More than 800 Earth scientists and energy experts (and counting) urge the incoming president to take six crucial steps. 

No, global temperatures aren't "plunging" - fake news is acting up (December 5, 2016)

Mihai Andrei of ZME Science, explains that with the rise of social media scientists and the general public have experienced a rise in fake news. 

The Paris Climate Agreement: Donald Trump and the Environment (December 5, 2016)

Amina Zaidi, columnist for The McGill International Review, explains why many scientists are expressing concern over the future of the environment surrounding Donald Trump's...

The trolling of Elon Musk: how US conservatives are attacking green tech (December 3, 2016)

Jamie Doward of The Guardian discusses how Electric-car evangelist, Elon Musk, is the target of concerted negative online campaign linked to influential right wing network.  

Is climate change causing more extreme tornado outbreaks? (December 2, 2016)

Eva Botkin-Kowacski, staff writer for the CS Monitor, says that climate models predict that the conditions just right for tornado creations will be more likely with the rising temperatures....

Take Note: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet (December 2, 2016)

Dr. Mann's interview with WPSU on his new book, Trump, climate change and much more.  

On Climate Change Donald Trump Has No Clue What He Is Talking About (December 2, 2016)

Nagraj Adve, columnist for The Wire, reveals the not so surprising truth about how poorly informed Donald Trump's climate skepticism really is. 

Giant Gatlinburg-Sized Wildfires May Be the New Normal (December 1, 2016)

Michael Sainato and Chelsea Skojec wrote an opinon piece for the observer. In this article they discuss how the 2015 wildfire season in the United States broke records, with more than 10 million...

What happens if NASA stops climate science research? (November 29th, 2016)

Dr. Mann's interview with NPR/KCRW on the possible consequences if NASA ends climate change research. 

Let's stop the manipulation of science (November 29, 2016)

This article from the French newspaper Le Monde, discusses how a hundred scientists ask Europe and the international community to act against endocrine disrupting chemicals, because of their use for...

Six tips for creating a good climate change graphic (November 28 2016)

Roz Pidcock of discusses how to make a simple, eye-catching graphic about climate change with out compromising the science. Dr. Mann's hockey stick graphic is used as an example....

SpaceX wins NASA satellite contract amid talk of slashing earth science budget (November 25, 2016)

CNBC's Robert Ferris congratulates SpaceX on their win of a NASA contract to send a $112 million water-monitoring  satellite into orbit. Dr. Mann is quoted.

Trump will shift NASA's focus to space exploration and end climate change programs based on 'politicized science' (November 23, 2016)

Francesca Chambers, white house correspondent for, reveals that Trump wants to see space exploration as one of NASA's main goals. Shifting away from 'Earth-centric science'...

Game over? Will Global Warming Be Even Worse Than We Think (November 18, 2016)

Scott Sutherland of The Weather Network discusses how climate change could get even worse than meteorologists previously thought. 

In post-election media, colorful thread develops on science - mainly climate science (November 18, 2016)

Steven T. Corneliussen of Physics Today writes about how Donald Trump could possible be "the first anti-science president we have ever had".   

Climate change risks becoming the forgotten threat of the Trump era (November 17, 2016)

George Eaton of discusses how the US president''s multiple defects will distract from the greatest danger to our planet. Dr. Mann is quoted. 

'Global warming doesn't care about the election' (November 16, 2016)

In an article by Ian Johnston, the environment correspondent, Senior NASA scientists suggests that he may resign if Donald Trump tries to skew climate change research results. 

2016 will be the hottest year on record, UN says (November 14, 2016)

In Damian Carrington's article for the Guardian, World Meteorological Organization figures show global temperature is 1.2C above pre-industrial levels and will set a new high for the third year...

These people are literally having climate change nightmares (November 14, 2016)

Renee Lewis writes for about scientists and others who work with climate science's fears about the future impact of a warming earth. Dr. Mann's role in Before the Flood was...

Penn State's Michael Mann is 'cautiously optimistic' about Trump, climate change (November 14, 2016)

Leon Valsechi of the Center Daily Times discusses Dr. Mann's reasons to be cautiously optimistic about President-elects plans to approach climate change.

Trump win won't bring coal rebound, could block climate progress (November 12, 2016)

Ken Ward Jr. a staff writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail writes how President-elect Donald Trump policies will not increase coal production as much the Coal Associations predict.

Science and technology under a Trump presidency (November 11, 2016)

Nsikan Akpan and Leigh Anne Tiffany discuss how apprehension has brewed among science and health minded communities since the election. 

Q&A Michael Mann on Trump, hockey sticks, Jagermeister regrets (November 11, 2016)

In a Q&A with Greenwire, Dr. Mann discusses why he believes Donald Trump's administration might be "game over" for climate change.

US physicist anxious over Trump administration (November 10, 2016)

US Scientists are responding to the President-Elect Donald Trump with anxiety ovr the stance that his administration will take on Science. Dr. Mann is mentioned. 

Trump's climate policies could mean 'game over' for the planet (November 10, 2016)

Chris Sommerfeldt of the New York Daily News discusses that if Trump lives up to his campaign promises that it could mean "game over" for the planet. Dr. Mann is quoted citing recently...

Climate Trumps Everything, No Matter Who Is President

Donald Trump should pursue climate action to achieve his own economic, jobs and competitiveness goals.

Climate Experts Weigh in on Trump's Election Win (November 9, 2016)

Andrea Thompson of climate central comments on the election of Donald Trump as the nation's next president. Dr. Mann shares his thoughts on a Trump Presidency. 

Energy world rocked by Trump win (November 9 2016)

Robin Bravender, and E&E News reporter discusses how the election results sent shock waves through the energy and environmental world. Dr. Mann is quoted in the article. 

Why one should NOT vote for Trump in America this Tuesday (November 7, 2016)

Bert Oliver posted an article in Thought Leader about the many reasons why voters in the United States should not vote for Donald Trump tomorrow Tuesday, November 8th. 

The Long-Term Environmental Impact of Short-Term Politics (November 4, 2016)

Peter Cannavo of The Huffington Post discusses the long term climate issues that could result from short sided political decisions today. 

Why The Left Doesn't Want A Carbon Tax (Or at Least Not This One) (November 3, 2016)

Kate Aronoff from In These Times discusses the battle over a Washington state ballot initiative to help curb future climate change. Dr. Michael Mann is quoted. 

Leo DiCaprio's new film 'Before the Flood' is a sweeping look at climate change (November 1, 2016)

Take a look at Leo DiCaprio's new film for free online. Dr. Mann has a spot light in the movie.

Murdoch's NatGeo goes all in on climate ahead of election (October 31, 2016)

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and The National Geographic Channel released two star-studded pro-climate-action documentaries yesterday in hopes of swaying voters before next weeks...

The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science (October 31, 2016)

Narrated by actor Emma Thompson the documentary "The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their wealth to deter action...

The Big Day (October 30, 2016)

"Before The Flood" premiered on October 30th, and is aired on the National Geographic Channel until November 6th. The creators of this documentary hope to influence their audience...

The Greenhouse Effect (October 28, 2016)

Dr. Mann's commentary on the new website for Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens's Before The Flood. 

Meteorology professor Michael E. Mann presents an in-depth view of climate change to Penn State students (October 25, 2016)

Darcy Pacheco from the Daily Collegian discusses Dr. Mann's guest lecture in the class, Science in Our World: Certainty and Controversy. 

AGU Should Sever Its Ties with ExxonMobil (October 24, 2016)

Dr. Mann, Naomi Oreskes, and Kerry A. Emanuel write in the American Geophysical Union's newsletter about why they believe AGU and its funders should be held to the same standards of scrutiny...

Make-Or-Break Politics Of Climate: Mike Mann's Madhouse Effect (October 24th, 2016)

Sandy Dechert from CleanTechnica writes a glowing recommendation of Dr. Mann's new book, The Madhouse Effect

Your Call: Taking on the climate change denial industry (October 24, 2016)

Dr. Mann's interview today on KALW discussing The Madhouse Effect and taking listener calls. 

Climate Scientist Michael Mann's New Book Says Climate Denial is 'Driving Us Crazy' (October 21, 2016)

Nexus Media and ThinkProgress discuss how Dr. Mann and Tom Toles teamed up on their book The Madhouse Effect on how climate denial is making the world crazy. 

Royal Society accused of allowing 'anti-scientific goal baron' to preach benefits of global warming (October 20, 2016)

Ian Johnstan the environmental correspondent for sheds light on Britain's prestigious royal societies's beliefs on global warming. Dr. Mann is quoted.

The Climate Questions the Next President Should Answer (October 20, 2016)

Brian Kahn and Andrea Thompson name the important climate questions that they believe the next President should answer. Dr. Mann poses a question as well. 

Leonardo DiCaprio crosses the globe in the climate change documentary 'Before the Flood' (October 20, 2016)

Robert Abele of the L.A. Times Reviews Leonardo DiCaprio's new climate change movie. Dr. Mann is mentioned in the article. 

Smith remains skeptical, but he's polite (October 20, 2016)

Josh Brodesky of My San Antonio wrote an article on Congressman Lamar Smith and how he is a climate change skeptic yet also the head of the House Science committee. 

Why has climate change been ignored in the presidential debates (October 19, 2016)

Oliver Millman from The Guardian discusses how climate scientists are looking for climate change to come up in the Trump v Clinton presidential debates.

Episode #56: Dr. Michael Mann, "The Madhouse Effect" (October 19, 2016)

Dr. Michael Mann joins Matt in the studio to talk about his new book The Madhouse Effect. This episode is all about climate change and the creation of the book.