Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mann: Can We Survive Climate Change?

Michael Mann Responds to 'Uninhabitable Earth'


July 23, 2017

Leading Climate Scientist Michael Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting 

On July 9th New York Magazine published a grim assessment of humanity's future.

The lengthy article authored by David Wallace-Wells was entitled The Uninhabitable Earth.

The article began with these ominous words,

"It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible even within the lifetime of a teenager today. Absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable and other parts horrifically inhospitable as soon as the end of this century." 

So how bad is it really? Now here to impact this dire assessment of humanity's future is Professor Michael Mann. Professor Mann, a frequent guest on The Real News, is a distinguished research professor and a director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He's the author of the book The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, and his latest book, co-authored with Tom Toles, is titled The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Now is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy.

Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). 

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