News, Interviews & Commentaries

Climate science denier Darrell Issa joins House climate change caucus (March 3, 2017)

Joe Romm of ThinkProgress discusses how representative Darrell Issa, long time climate change denier, has joined a bipartisan House caucus on climate change. 

Early bird special: Spring pops up super early in much of US (February 28, 2017)

Seth Borenstien, AP Science Writer, discusses the early spring temperatures across the United States. 

This Weather Trend is Causing Serious Concern (February 28, 2017)

Thor Benson calls attention to the fact that Chicago hasn't seen any snow on the ground in February and January, proving that the overall global warming is affecting areas all over the country....

Putting responsibility for climate change onto our own plates (February 27, 2017)

Christinia Prihoda explains what we as the public can do to help our environment. 

Senate votes for confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator (February 17, 2017)

CBS news writes how Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt had repeatedly sued to rein in the EPA's reach during the Obama administration and is now EPA administrator under President Trump

EPA Official, After Years of Work to Thwart the Agency's Mission, Returns to Carry Out Trump Agenda (February 16, 2017)

Marianne Lavelle of Inside Climate News how EPA Official David Schnare is now working with President Donald Trump.

Open Season on Climate Science (February 10, 2017)

Dr. Michael E. Mann's commentary for Undark Magazine explains that the playbook used by those seeking to preserve the planet's fossil fuel addiction is well established, and its use is...

New talk of warming pause just another faux climate controversy (February 10, 2017)

Susan Hassol and Michael Mann work together on a piece for New Scientist about the latest attempt to resurrect climate change deniers' favorite trope of a warming pause is just more smoke...

4 ways to resist climate change deniers (February 10, 2017)

In Vaidehi Shah of Eco-Business discusses that climate change deniers now hold the highest political office in the world, and Australasia's political leadership is no better. 

New talk of warming pause just another faux climate controversy

A favourite climate contrarian talking point is that there was a pause or “hiatus” in warming from 1998 until the early part of the current decade. With the last three years being by far...

Open Season on Climate Science

The playbook used by those seeking to preserve the planet’s fossil fuel addiction is well established, and its use is ramping up again.

Trump's War or Climate Science (February 9, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Philip Adams of ABC News on Trump's climate politics.

Michael Mann: Finding hope in a time of madness (February 9, 2017)

Tina Perinotto of The Fifth Estate discusses how the science community is looking toward a brighter future even during a Trump Presidency. 

Climate Change Under President Trump (February 8, 2017)

Olivia Richter of The Eagle, the American University newspaper, explains why scientists are getting political during this Trump administration  

Fake news, hacked mail, alternative facts - that's old hat for climate scientists (February 8, 2017)

Stefan Rahmstorf at Real climate discusses how climate scientists have known distortion, false information, conspiracy theories, and hacked emails for decades. 

Michael Mann, climate scientist in the crosshairs, says fake news must be fought (February 8, 2017)

Peter Hannam of The Sydney Morning Herald discusses how climate scientists like Dr. Mann and climate science itself are under attack by the Trump administration. 

Climate Scientist's Defiant, In-Your-Face Message To Trump (February 8, 2017)

Anthony Sharwood of The Huffington Post shares Dr. Michael Mann's message for Trump on how to make America great again.

The battle over climate change just got hotter (February 8, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Richard Glover of ABC Sydney. 

To My Fellow Climate Scientists: Be Human, Be Brave, Speak Truth (February 07, 2017)

Peter Kalmus of Yes Magazine, pleads scientists on the front lines of climate change to speak from the heart. 

In Australia and the US, sound climate policy is being held hostage by vested interest (February 6, 2017)

Michael Mann and Christopher Wright collaborate in this opinion piece for The Guardian.They discuss why we must shift away from a culture of politically motivated climate change denial. 

Climate Scientists Challenge Conservatives' NOAA Suit, Fearing More To Come Under Trump (February 6, 2017)

Lisa Song, columnist for Inside Climate News, discusses how many researchers brace more anti-science government interference after Trump's election.

Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists (February 5, 2017)

John Abraham of The Guardian's must read article on how David Rose penned an attack on climate science described by experts as "so wrong it's hard to know where to start". Dr. Mann...

Republicans Are Using Big Tobacco's Secret Science Playbook to Gut Health Rules (February 5, 2017)

Sharon Lerner of The Intercept_  discuses why the House Committee on Science wants to undermine health regulations using a strategy cooked up by tobacco industry strategists two decades ago...

No Apologies, No Regrets (February 5, 2017)

Dr. Mann's interview with Pul Basken of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Interview with Geraldine Doogue of ABC NewsRadio (February 3, 2017)

Listen to Dr. Mann's interview on The Madhouse Effect, Trump, and Australian climate policy with Geraldine Doogue of ABC NewsRadio.

Earth Day picked as date for Science march on Washington (February 2, 2017)

Masuma Ahuja of CNN Politics, announces that Earth Day was picked for a Science march on Washington to show President Trump and his cabinet how they feel about his environmental policies.  

Professors association: Defend academic freedom (February 2, 2017)

Susan Snyder, staff writer for, discusses the attacks science professors face from conservatives groups and the publics attempts to defend academic freedom.

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.