July 1, 2014
Summer heat can be a reminder for many that global warming and climate change are here, and will continue to make the thermometer climb. We had a Twitter chat on July 1 at 10 a.m. ET with renowned climatologist Michael E. Mann. Mann answered questions about the impacts of climate change, and the latest proposals for solutions to the situation that's making many sweat about the future.
Mann was the man for the job. He has been at the forefront of the climate change conversation over the last decade, from his widely recognized research to his many media appearances explaining the science behind global warming.
Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and theEarth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).
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. He contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
He is the author of the books Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines. Mann is also a co-founder and contributor to the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.
Here are some of the highlights of the Twitter chat: