News, Interviews & Commentaries

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...

Greenhouse Gases Are Rapidly Changing the Atmosphere (July 13, 2017)

Brian Kahn of Climate Central discusses a new report that shows greenhouse gases' influence on the climate has increased 40 percent since 1990.

Turning the climate crisis into a TV love child of Jerry Springer and Judge Judy (July 12, 2017)

Graham Readfern for The Guardian explains how as a Trump appointee  pushes for televised slanging match, a New York magazine cover story sparks a different debate. 

Climate scientists push back against catastrophic scenarios (July 12, 2017)

John Timmer from explains why scientists are arguing against worst case scenarios of climate change. 

Experts say Antarctica ice break portends massive changes in sea level (July 12, 2017)

David Templeton of The Pittsburgh Post Gazette explains how a Delaware-sized ice mass from Antartica shows a process is in place to double the rise in sea levels by the end of the century....

Doomsday scenarios are as harmful as climate change denial (July 12, 2017)

Read this op-ed in The Washington Post by Michael Mann, Susan Joy Hassol and Tom Toles.

Climate Models Over-Estimated Warming (June 30, 2017)

Graham LLoyd, writer for The Australian, explains how some climate models were wrong are need to be updated to better reflect the results of satellite temperature measurements and other changes...

EPA Plans New Climate Science 'Critique' Swapping Peer Review for Red Vs. Blue Politics (June 30, 2017)

Alexander C. Kaufman and Chris D'Angelo of Huffington Post explain why many scientists, former agency officials, and House Democrats are not excited for the new program.

Report: Pruitt leading formal EPA review of climate science (June 30, 2017)

Gavin Bade, writing for Utility Dive, explains how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will use 'red team, blue team' exercises to conduct a lengthy review of climate science. 

Scientists Who Have Had Enough (June 30, 2017)

Andrew Kreighbaum of Inside Higher Ed discusses how professors and others withs cience backgrounds are running for Congress, to try and reverse Trump and Republican leaders policies.

While Trump tweets about facelifts, time is running out (June 30, 2017)

Samantha Page explains why Trump's Energy Week is not working scientists.

Climate Change up Close: Southern Poor Counties to Suffer (June 29, 2017)

Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer for U.S. News writes about an extensive first-of-its-kind study says global warming is likely to hit southern and poorer US counties harder.

Three years to safeguard our climate (June 28, 2017)

Dr. Mann joins Christiana Figueres and colleagues in setting urgent milestones to bend global carbon emissions down by 2020. Read about it via Nature News and Comment.

World has three years to save humanity from climate change, experts warn (June 28, 2017)

Ian Johnston of The Independent explains why experts say the world only has three years to start making significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. 

Guy McPherson and the end of humanity (not) (June 28, 2017)

Jim Renwick at Hot Topic NZ discusses why we should disregard false prophecies of unavoidable doom that are based on bad science and misguided principles.

Shirtloads of Science: Climate Science Debate (June 26, 2017)

Dr. Mann joins Christopher Wright in talking climate science and politics with Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki in latest episode of Shirtloads Of Science.

Don't Be Fooled By The Gentler Tone Of Charles Koch's Climate-Change Denial (June 26, 2017)

Alexander Charles Kaufman of Huffington Post discusses how the billionaire GOP megadonor embraces climate science just enough to not sound like an extremist.

House Science Committee's taxpayer-funded email newsletter now features Breitbart, other deniers (June 23, 2017)

Natasha Geiling of Think Progress discusses how the daily news email is compiled by an outside firm and sent to members and staff as a resource. 

Michael Mann interview with Roundhouse Radio (June 22, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Roundhouse Radio on The Madhouse Effect and more.  

Writer wrong about Climate (June 20, 2017)

Dr. Mann's Letter to the Editor in the Findlay Courier.  Dr. Mann is responding to more boilerplate climate change denial. 

Michael Mann Receives a Schneidy! (June 19, 2017)

Greg Laden of Science Blogs explains why Dr. Michael E. Mann received the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications from Climate One at the...

Congratulations to Michael E. Mann (June 19, 2017)

Glenn Branch and The National Center for Science Education congratulate Dr. Michael E. Mann on receiving the Stephen H. Schneider award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication for 2017.

Mann receives Schneider award for outstanding climate science communication (June 19, 2017)

A'ndrea Elyse Messer of Penn State announces Dr. Mann's appointment of the Schneider award for outstanding climate science communication.

Michael Mann: Climate Change Makes Extremes more Likely (June 19, 2017)

Peter Sinclair's YouTube video on Dr. Mann and other scientist who have become more adept at attributing the increased likelihood of specific events to climate change. 

Shirtloads of Science: Dr. Michael Mann & the Hockey Stick Graph (June 18, 2017)

Dr. Michael E. Mann's interview with Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki on his show Shirtloads of Science.

Is It So Bad If the World Gets A Little Hotter? Uh, Yeah (June 16, 2017)

Peter Brannen of explains humans inability to survive climate change and why it is so bad that the globe is warming at such a high rate. 

Climate Change Truth (June 14, 2017)

Read Dr. Michael Mann's Letter to the Editor published in Curry Costal Pilot. Dr. Mann debunks an climate change denier from Oregon.

How a scheme to discredit climate science spread from conservative media to the EPA chief (June 12, 2017)

Kevin Kalhoeffer of Media Matters explains the new "red team/blue team" idea for reviewing climate science

'Flammable Ice' Harvesting Could Spell Trouble for the Climate (June 11, 2017)

Tia Ghose, senior writer for Live Science, discusses how a form of methane known as flammable ice that can finally be harvested en masse could be worsening global warming.

Moving Forward (June 11, 2017)

Dr. Michael E. Mann's op-ed in The Roanoke Times explaining how he is moving forward after being targeted by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Editor of New 'Sham Journal' Is Climate Science Denier With Ties to Heartland Institute (June 11, 2017)

Graham Readfearn of Desmog Blog discovered a new journal led by a climate science denier.