Lecture by Dr. Michael Mann: "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars"
In this keynote address, Dr. Michael E. Mann will discuss the science of climate change and the current state of climate science research. A member of the Penn State University faculty, Dr. Mann holds joint positions in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.
Dr. Mann was a lead author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. He has received a number of honors and awards, including NOAA's outstanding publication award (2002) and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology (2002). He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with other IPCC authors in 2007.
Dr. Mann is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming (2008) and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (2012). He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.
For more information on Dr. Mann and his work, please visit: www.michaelmann.net.