A Climate of Change at the Climate Symposium 2021: Michael E. Mann

March 24, 2021 - 6:30pm

On March 24, the Calgary Climate Hub will be doing a special episode of A Climate of Change in partnership with the Climate Hub of Southern Alberta and the University of Lethbridge for The City of Calgary's Climate Symposium.


We're excited to announce that our guest will be Michael E. Mann!

"Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways we’ve been told we can slow climate change. But the inordinate emphasis on individual behavior is the result of a marketing campaign that has succeeded in placing the responsibility for fixing climate change squarely on the shoulders of individuals, and not on fossil fuel companies, where it belongs.

In The New Climate War, Michael E. Mann argues that all is not lost. He outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to be held accountable, including a new version of the Green New Deal, fair competition between renewable energy and fossil fuels, and debunking the false narratives that have driven a wedge between even those who support climate change solutions.

The societal tipping point won’t happen without the active participation of citizens everywhere aiding in the collective push forward. This book will reach, inform, and enable us to join this battle for our planet."—PublicAffairs publishers

Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He has received many honors and awards, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology that same year.

Additionally, he contributed, with other Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2018, he received the Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as the Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union. He received the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 2019, and in 2020 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of numerous books, including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, and The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live for what promises to be a fascinating discussion!

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Looking for a copy of the book? Visit the University of Lethbridge Bookstore.