World-renowned atmospheric scientist to speak in Bend about impacts of climate change

Hosted by Oregon State University – Cascades and Skeptoid Media, Inc., Michael E. Mann,  one of the world’s most influential climate scientists presents “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 31 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes.

An atmospheric scientist, Mann introduced the iconic “hockey stick” graph, showing average global temperatures over the past millennium and their dramatic rise beginning in the 20th century. The graph has become a symbol of humanity’s contribution to global warming. It also altered the trajectory of Mann’s career from research scientist to a defender of scientific data and public advocate for change.

In his presentation, Mann will share how decades of denials of, and attacks on, climate science evidence impeded political and corporate changes necessary to reduce global emissions. He will also provide reason for hope, offering a roadmap for working together to avert continued increasing temperatures.

Mann is a distinguished professor and director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. He has received numerous honors for contributing to the scientific understanding of climate change, including the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication from Climate One, the Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union.  In 2020 he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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The Riverhouse on the Deschutes is located at 3075 N. Business 97

Climate Scientist Michael Mann to speak at OSU