King’s hosts climatologist Dr. Michael Mann to lecture on climate change

King’s hosts climatologist Dr. Michael Mann to lecture on climate change

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

September 5, 2012 – Renowned climate scientist and bestselling author Dr. Michael E. Mann will give a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College. The topic of his lecture will be his latest book, “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines,” published by Columbia University Press.

Mann was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012. He is a professor and Director of Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Mann’s famous “hockey stick” global temperature reconstruction was prominently featured in the 2001 IPCC Summary for Policymakers and since then, the hockey stick has become an icon in what he calls the “Climate Wars.”

Mann’s research indicated that modern day temperatures are significantly higher than at any time in the past 1000 years and subsequent research by Dr. Mann and others have extended the time frameback to 2000 years.

Dr. Mann is the author of more than 140 peer-reviewed and edited publications. He is the author of “Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming.”

The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Centeris located between N. Franklin and N. Main streets. A question and answer session and book signing will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by Environmental Program at King’s College.

For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Mangan, director, Environmental Program and Susquehanna River Institute at King’s, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5799 or email brianmangan@kings.edu.

Dr. Michael E. Mann

Dr. Michael E. Mann

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