Blue Dot 200: THE NEW CLIMATE WAR: A Conversation With Michael Mann
Dave visits with one of the world's leading climate scientists, Dr. Michael Mann. The professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State's just published book, The New Climate War documents how the fossil fuel industry political forces aligned with them have used a systematic program of disinformation and deflection to keep large scale policy changes to confront the climate crisis from happening.
Mann is the 2019 winner of the Tyler Prize ("the Nobel Prize for the environment") and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a leading scientific voice combating the forces that have shifted from denying climate change is real to trying to keep the public in a nearly permanent state of inaction.
But that too is changing and The New Climate Wars documents a way forward that presents hope for the future if the winds of political change can be fully harnessed.