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    Author Discusses Climate Crisis at Scranton

    Michael Mann, Ph.D., discussed his latest book, “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet,” at an Earth Day lecture at The University of Scranton. From left: Patrick Rogers, S.J., then executive director of the Jesuit Center; Bryn Scofield, coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences Academic Affairs; Ryan Sheehan, then assistant director of the Jesuit Center; Dr. Mann, guest speaker; Ovidiu Cocieru, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship; Mark Murphy, director of sustainability; and Frani Mancuso, executive director of conference and event services.
    June 9, 2022

    The University of Scranton hosted a lecture by Michael Mann, Ph.D., on his latest book, “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.” Dr. Mann’s presentation, part of Scranton’s Earth Day programming, explored the intricacies of the struggle to conquer the disinformation campaigns of the fossil fuel industry. Following his assessment of the current political barriers to climate change policy, Dr. Mann discussed inadequate solutions as well as the responses to the climate crisis he deems best.

    The author of five books on climate change, Dr. Mann’s research has been published in more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications. He 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 contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

    Dr. Mann is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and the director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and has received countless awards over the past two decades for his work.

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