POSTPONED: An evening with Dr Michael Mann
|Date||Friday 27 March 2020|
|Time||6:15pm - 7:30pm|
|Where||Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Knighton Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton|
|Presenter||Dr Michael Mann|
|Contact||University of Waikato|
|Series||New Zealand Writers Festival|
PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
How to Win The New Climate War: The Plan to Take Back Our Planet from the Polluters
Understand how to win the climate war and take back our planet from polluters with pioneering American climatologist and geophysicist, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Dr Michael Mann.
Human-caused climate change is arguably the greatest threat we face as a civilization. Efforts to attack and deny the scientific evidence have constituted a major impediment to action over the past two decades. At a time when we appear to be moving past outright denial of the problem, we face a multi-pronged strategy by polluting interests to distract, deflect, attack, and divide the climate activist community. Dr Mann will discuss what we can do to fight back, emphasizing the importance of both urgency and agency in efforts to save our planet.
Dr. Mann is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and four books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy and The Tantrum that Saved the World.
He is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).
Dr Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.
A conversation with Dr Michael Mann will be held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, starting at 6.15pm. It will begin with a lecture and include a Q&A hosted by Professor Iain White. Complimentary drinks and nibbles served from 5.30pm. Free parking is available on campus via Gate 2B, Knighton Road, Hamilton.
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