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Dr. Michael Mann will discuss his latest book, The Madhouse Effect, and how climate change denial is threatening our planet. (4/8)

On April 8 at 5:00pm in Taylor Hall, Room 203, Dr. Michael Mann will deliver "Return to the Madhouse: Climate Denial in the Age of Trump” as part of the Asprey CCAS Engaging Science Book Club. Dr. Mann is the Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is a prominent figure in the field of climate science, and was a lead author of the Third Scientific Assessment Report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2001.

His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the 2012 Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union, the 2013 National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation, and the 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

His latest book, The Madhouse Effect, is an accessible review of climate science and how climate change denial is threatening our planet and poisoning our politics. He will speak about his book, and about environmental policy under the current administration, in a lecture entitled, “Return to the Madhouse: Climate Denial in the Age of Trump.”

Sponsored by Asprey Center for Collaborative Approaches to Science, HHMI/Grand Challenges Team, Environmental Research Institute, and Environmental Studies Program.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, March 28, 2019