October 13, 4PM, CLIMATOLOGIST MICHAEL MANN ON THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

October 13, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 4:00 PM Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming Michael Mann, one of the nation’s leading climatologists, is the director of the Earth System Science Center and a professor at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his doctorate in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University in 1998. Mann met controversy in 2009 when documents and emails, written by him and other leading climatologists, were made public after the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit’s server was hacked. Skeptics seized on these communications, claiming they brought into question the legitimacy of global warming. The Pennsylvania State University cleared Mann of any wrongdoing, and independent reviews by FactCheck and the Associated Press said that critics misrepresented emails to support unfounded claims of scientific misconduct. “Climategate,” however, remains a potent example of the politicization of science. Temple University Libraries and the Center for the Humanities at Temple welcome Dr. Mann, as he discusses the discourse around science in today’s political climate. He will also focus on his book, Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming, and the science of climate change.

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