February 22nd, 2012 at 10:22 am
In a fascinating interview with Chris Mooney on Point of Inquiry, Michael Mann discusses a variety of issues relating to his new book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines.
Chris Mooney begins the interview by praising Michael Mann for his intellectual and personal courage in his work and willingness to stand up to the various forces and individuals who have challenged him and climate science more generally. Mann also discusses how he went from being a computer nerd to becoming a climate scientist.
In discussing more recent issues, Mooney and Mann consider the ideological and financial motivations shaping the opposition to climate science among coal and oil companies as well as libertarian organizations. At a time, when those who challenge climate science are exploring ways of influencing science education for K-9, they consider how scientists can make sure the public is getting the right information regarding global warming.