Forest Society to host Climate Scientist Dr. Michael Mann at 121st Annual Meeting

Anna Berry | August 5, 2022
Dr. Mann stands atop a glacier.

Dr. Michael E. Mann (courtesy photo)

The Forest Society will hold its 121st Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 24 at The Conservation Center in Concord, where Dr. Michael E. Mann will serve as the keynote speaker. Dr. Mann, distinguished scholar of climate science and author of The New Climate War, will speak on The New Climate War: With Bold Action, We Can Avert the Worst Impacts of Climate Change.

"Although scientific revolutions in how we see the world do occur, the bulk of our scientific understanding comes from the cumulative impact of numerous incremental studies that together paint an increasingly coherent picture of how nature works," Mann wrote of his work in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines.

The afternoon program includes a business meeting, Conservationist of the Year Award, and Dr. Mann's keynote.



Michael Mann poses with a tree cookie in his lab.
Dr. Michael E. Mann (Photo: Tom Cogill)

Dr. Mann is a Presidential Distinguished Professor in the department of earth and environmental science at the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication. He will also be the inaugural director of a new Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media (PCSSM), a Perry World House faculty fellow, a fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and a distinguished research fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Previously, he was a professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State.

His research focuses on climate science and climate change. He was selected by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002, was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geophysical Union in 2012. He made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013.  He has received the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education, the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication from Climate, the Award for Public Engagement with Science from the AAAS, the Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union and the Leo Szilard Award of the American Physical Society. He received the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2019 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2020. He is a Fellow of the AGU, AMS, GSA, AAAS and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

The cover of the book New Climate War.
The cover of "The New Climate War."
He is co-founder of, author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and five books including Dire Predictions, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, The Madhouse Effect, The Tantrum that Saved the World, and The New Climate War.

Learn more at Dr. Mann's personal website.