Dr. Michael Mann’s Plan to Fight Back Against Climate “Inactivists”

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.

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