News, Interviews & Commentaries

Science On Tap Shares Penn State Research With Broader Community (February 2, 2017)

Elissa Hill, writer for Onward State, introduces Science ON Tap. Penn State's Science Policy Society is partnering with Liberty Craft House to make science personable by bringing research into...

Standing Up to Trolls (February 2, 2017)

Colleen Flaherty, columnists for inside higher ed, writes about how the AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.

Letter to the editor: Dave Neese misleads readers about climate change (February 1, 2017)

Read Dr. Michael E. Mann's commentary about a climate change denier op-ed that appeared recently in The Trentonian. 

World-leading climate change scientist calls for 'rebellion' against Donald Trump. (February 1, 2017)

Ian Johnston, environmental correspondent for, writes about how Michael Mann, one of the world's leading climatologists, is calling for a "rebellion" by scientists...

Cutting Greenhouse Gases Would Help Trump Achieve His Economic Goals

The new administration could cut greenhouse gases and achieve its economic goals all at once.

Mapped: The climate change conversation on Twitter in 2016 (January 31, 2017)

This article in Carbon Brief shows us a map visualizing the climate change conversation on Twitter, produced by John Swain of Right Relevance. He's using Michael E. Mann, Al Gore, and Leonardo...

If You Liked the Inquisition, You'll Love House Science Committee (January 31, 2017)

Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones discusses how Lamar Smith has some new weapons in his battle against the nation's scientists. 

Climate Denial is Dead, Long Live Climate Denial (January 31, 2017)

Dr. Michael E. Mann's op-ed in The Hill on President Donald J. Trump and his climate denial dream team. 

Trump's first days fuel optimism among drillers, angst for environmentalists (January 31, 2017)

Marie Cusick of NPR's State Impact discusses President Trump's impact on American energy companies in the two weeks that he has been in office.

EU's Tusk calls on Europe to rally against Trump threat (January 31, 2017)

The Reuters staff explains how European Council President Donald Tusk calls on Europeans to stick together to avoid domination by three other continental powers. 

Human Actions Caused 2016's Record Heat (January 23, 2017)

Alex Kirby of Climate News Network  discusses the human actions that have made 2016 the hottest year recorded. 

Cutting Greenhouse Gases Would Help Trump Achieve His Economic Goals (January 21, 2017)

Michael E. Mann and Susan Joy Hassol collaborate on an article in Scientific American. They discuss the new administration could cut greenhouse gases and achieve its economic goals all at...

Did Trump Dump Climate Change? White House Website Scrubbed Clean (January 20, 2017)

Laura Geggel, senior writer of LiveScience, discusses how the administration of President Donald Trump has removed what was a climate change action page on the White House website. 

Global warming could cause sea levels to rise higher than the height of a three-storey building, study suggests (January 19, 2017)

Ian Johnston, environment correspondent for, discusses researchers discover that ocean temperatures 125,000 years ago, when sea levels were six to nine meters higher, were the same...

Earth sets heat record in 2016 - for the third year in a row (January 18, 2017)

Amina Kahn, contact reporter for the LA Times, writes that the 1.78-degree jump over the mid-20th century average marks the third year in a row that global temperatures have reached record-shattering...

The 'Madhouse Effect' of climate denial in America (January 15, 2017)

Julia Franz comments on Dr. Mann and Tom Toles' The Madhouse Effect.

When Scientists Hate Science (January 15, 2017)

Paul a. Offit of the Daily Beast discusses how climate denialists have been able to hide behind very misleading science.

US Had Near Record Heat, Costly Weather Disasters in 2016 (January 9, 2017)

Seth Borestein, AP Science Writer of Washington, summarizes the extreme heat and harsh weather disasters that the United States experienced in the past year.

Henhouse for Rent -- Only Foxes Need Apply (January 9, 2017)

Dr. Mann's commentary for Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Center for Climate and Life.

The Very Real Threat of Trump's Climate Denialism (January 7, 2017)

Paul A Offit discusses the consequencesof the fact that the incoming Trump administration seems to be in a competition with itself to pretend climate change is not real.

Trump EPA transistion team dominated by climate science deniers; nation and planet deserve better (January 6, 2017)

Hank Lacey's commentary in Natural Resources Today on the Trump administration and specifically his EPA transition team.

The Congressional Attack on Science (January 5, 2017)

Ian Graber-Stiehl of The daily Dose explains why you should care about the governments attacks on climate scientists.

Big Legal Win for Climate Scientist (January 3, 2017)

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed explains why D.C. appeals court rules that bloggers who compared Dr. Mann to Jerry Sandusky may be sued for defamation.

America's Climate Denial Madhouse (December 30, 2016)

Dr. Mann's interview with Steve Curwood on this week's PRI's Living on Earth via PRL Public Radio International. Listen here or read the transcript. 

Climate researcher's defamation suit about insulting columns is on (December 30, 2016)

John Timmer, writer for, questions whether you can keep calling someone a fraud after they've been cleared multiple times. Focusing on the climate researchers defamation suit...

What Does 2017 Hold for Climate Change Policy? (December 30, 2016)

Stephanie Pappas, a Live Science Contributor, explains the possibilities that 2017 will hold for climate change. Dr. Mann's science is quoted.  

Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin (December 30, 2016)

Andrew Nikiforuk of the Tyee explains why oil has fueled the bromance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Dr. Mann's input is quoted.  

2017: Return of the Climate Deniers (December 28, 2016)

Kieran Mulvaney discussing the incoming administration which is headed by, and filled with, people who question climate science. 

'Orwellian': scott Walker admin quietly scrubs mentions of 'climate' from 'Climate Change' website (December 26, 2016)

David Edwards of Raw Story discusses how Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration has removed the word climate from a Department of Natural Resources website dedicated to climate...

Climate Scientists Defamation Ruling Could Affect Climate Debate (December 23, 2016)

Rachel Leven writes for the Daily Environment Report about the current climate scientist defamation court ruling. 

Michael Mann Wins Court Decision (December 22, 2016)

Greg Laden posted an article on Science Blogs discussing Dr. Mann's recent court win against climate change defamation. Including a statement by Dr. Mann.

Trump's Presidency Comes at the Worst Time for the Planet (December 22, 2016)

Jack Holmes, writer for esquire, further explains how Donald Trump's presidency could negatively affect our climate

Court ruling provides new way for climate scientists to fight intimidation (December 22, 2016)

Andrew Freedman of, writes about how on Thursday a federal appeals court ruled that a climate science researcher can proceed with defamation claims against writers who made false...

The Danger of Being A Climate Scientist (December 21, 2016)

Dr. Mann's interview with NPR/WBEZ Worldview. As a climate researcher, Professor Michael Mann worries about public reaction to his research under the incoming Trump administration. 

This is what the coming attack on climate science could look like (December 18, 2016)

Michael Mann's opinion piece for the Center Daily Times discussing how he fears more attacks on climate science in the future. 

Boone, NC Passes Historic Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy (December 16, 2016)

Lorraine Chow of EcoWatch, writes how the people of Boone NC have made an historic decision to convert to clean energy. 

I'm a scientists who has gotten death threats. I fear what may happen under trump (December 16, 2016)

Dr. Mann's opinion piece in the Washington Post discussing his fears after Donald Trump picked Scott Pruitt for Environmental Protection Agency administrator. 

I’m a scientist who has gotten death threats. I fear what may happen under Trump.

My Penn State colleagues looked with horror at the police tape across my office door. I had been opening mail at my desk that afternoon in August 2010 when a dusting of white powder fell from the...

Is Climate Denial Destroying Our Planet (December 12, 2016)

Watch this video of Dr. Mann, Renee Lertzman, Cristine Russell, and Tom Toles discussing the concerns about climate and the new administration. 

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.