Compound Drought and Heatwave Events

Dr. Michael E. Mann and collaborators lead by Kumar P. Tripathy investigated the risk of compound drought and heatwave events (CDHW) under “worse-case” climate change scenarios.

The 2023 North Atlantic Hurricane Season Prediction

Dr. Michael E. Mann and Shannon Christiansen at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State ESSC alumnus Dr.

Another Year of Record Heat for the Oceans

Lijing Cheng, and numerous collaborators including Dr. Michael E Mann, have once again extended previous research to conclude that the world’s oceans were a record warm in 2022, despite the presence of La Niña conditions, for another consecutive year.


Press Coverage

Public Disapproval of Disruptive Climate Change Protests

By Shawn Patterson Jr. and Michael E. Mann

Past and future ocean warming

By Lijing Chen, Karina von Schuckmann, John P. Abraham, Kevin E. Trenberth, Michael E. Mann et al. for Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

Climate change threatens terrestrial water storage over the Tibetan Plateau

Xueying Li and collaborators, including Dr. Mann, quantifed terrestrial water storage (TWS) for the Tibetan Plateau and project that there will be declines under mid-range carbon emissions scenario by the mid-twenty-first century.

2022 North Atlantic Hurricane Season prediction released

ESSC scientists Michael E. Mann and Daniel J. Brouillette and ESSC alumnus Michael Kozar have released their seasonal prediction for the 2022 North Atlantic hurricane season.  The prediction is for another above-normal season.  

Study shows that ITCZ responses to external forcing are region-specific

Byron Steinman, and collaborators including Dr. Mann, analyzed paleoclimate records of precipitation change in the neotropics and climate model simulations that span the preindustrial last millennium to assess ITCZ behavior on multicentury timescales. 

Heat stress in U.S. may double by the end of the century

Dr. Michael E. Mann and collaborators Sourav Mukherjee (lead author), Ashok Kumar Mishra, and Colin Raymond published a study that shows that areas of the United States with increasing populations will likely experience even higher increases in heat stress.

The 2021 North Atlantic Hurricane Season: Penn State ESSC Forecast

ESSC scientists Dr. Michael E. Mann and Daniel J. Brouillette and alumnus Dr. Michael Kozar have released their seasonal prediction for the 2021 North Atlantic hurricane season, which officially starts on 1 June and runs through 30 November.