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This week we sat down with Dr. Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University to talk about his new book The New Climate War in which he examined a century of history to break down science misinformation tactics deployed by industries like tobacco and oil and gas that were used to stifle science and sow doubt about scientific consensus. Now that “climate inactivists,” as Mann calls them, can no longer deny climate change outright, they’ve turned to tactics of deflection and division to prevent action on climate. However, this is a winnable fight, with the right action plan.
We also asked Dr. Mann about the growing role of climate scientists as communicators and how the Biden administration can hit the ground running on its climate agenda. It’s very much worth your time, if we do say so ourselves!
Be sure to check out Dr. Mann’s new book which is available starting today from the following booksellers.
By WW0 Staff For the United States, the post-Trump, pre-COP26 road to Glasgow has been paved with ambition and humility. In a major speech, the President’s Envoy, John Kerry, previewed the results of his climate diplomacy before heading into two weeks of intense deliberations of world leaders. Speaking at the London School of Economics — […]
Next week, the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will draw hundreds of world leaders to Glasgow to determine the path forward five years after the Paris Climate Agreement (for a primer, read this) as new science underscores the urgency. The conference aims to squeeze countries to strengthen the commitments they’ve made towards securing global net-zero […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor In a report released last week, the Department of Defense (DOD) confirmed that existing risks and security challenges in the US are being made worse due to “increasing temperatures; changing precipitation patterns; and more frequent, intense, and unpredictable extreme weather conditions caused by climate change. Now, the Pentagon is […]
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