Better Tomorrow Speaker Series

Michael E. Mann: New Climate War

Episode Summary

One of the nation’s most decorated climate scientists takes on not just denialism but despair. The crisis is serious, he argues, but there is still plenty of room to act. Along with UH environmental economist Makena Coffman, Mann discusses his new book, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.

Episode Notes

Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and director of the Earth System Science Center. A specialist in combining theoretical models and observational data to understand the Earth’s climate system, Mann has published more than 200 scholarly publications and five books. He is an IPCC lead author and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Moderator Makena Coffman is the Director for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Sustainability and Resilience. She also serves as Chair of the City and County of Honolulu Climate Change Commission. A Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, her research interests include greenhouse gas mitigation, energy policy and alternative transportation strategies. She is a Research Fellow with the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization, holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

The Better Tomorrow Speaker Series features incisive conversations on the most pressing issues of our time. The project is a joint venture of the University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Community Foundation, and Kamehameha Schools.
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