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Target of Climate-Change Skeptics Explains his Side


Oct. 20, 2011
Press Release #11-185

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Dr. Michael Mann, a professor of meteorology from Pennsylvania State University and the recent target of skeptics of climate change, will talk about the controversy at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Schaefer Hall, room 106, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. “I will cut through the fog of disinformation that has been generated by the campaign to deny the reality of climate change,” he said. “It is my intent, in so doing, to reveal the very real threat to our future that lies behind it."

Part of the controversy surrounds his “Hockey Stick” curve, a graph that depicts changes in Earth’s temperature back to 1000 A.D. Dr. Mann will tell the story behind the hockey stick curve and use it as a vehicle to explore broader issues regarding the role of skepticism in science and the uneasy relationship between science and politics.

Mann will sign his book after the lecture, which is free and open to the public.