Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center and a member of the Penn State University Faculty, holding joint positions in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences, and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.
- B.S in Physics and Applied Math – University of California at Berkeley
- M.S. in Physics – Yale University
- Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University
Why Michael Mann, Ph.D. Is Involved
We’ve seen the tip of the iceberg, there are some pretty severe impacts from extreme weather that we think is related to climate change, greater drought, more wildfires, and a whole range of phenomena that we know are linked to climate change and are already happening.”
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 in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002.
Dr. Mann is author of more than 160 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines in 2012.
Learn more about Dr. Mann’s work and contributions to climate science: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/science-advisor/michael-mann-ph-d/
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