Mann to recieve Hans Oeschger Medal from European Geosciences Union
Dr. Michael Mann has been awarded the 2012 Han Oeschger Medal from the European Geosciences Union (EGU). This medal recognizes his accomplishments within the field of climate science. This prestigious award was established in 2001 to honor outstanding scientists whose work is related to past, present, and future climates.

Sticking to Climate Science
Dr. Michael Mann responds to Scientific American's recent interview of Dr. Richard Muller.

A discernable human influence: Schneider and climate change
Miller-McCune covers the impact of Dr. Stephen Schneider on climate science and communication following a memorial symposium in late August. ESSC director Dr. Michael Mann comments on the support and vision that Schneider provided for the community.
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Federal auditors find no evidence to support 'Climategate' accusations
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has ended its investigation of ESSC Director Dr. Michael Mann after declaring, "No direct evidence has been presented that indicates [he] fabricated the raw data he used for his research or falsified his results." This is the latest organization to declare the climate-change research to be valid.
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Pillars of Climate Art Installation
An art installation at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center combines art and sculpture with climate science. The work features the research of Dr. Michael Mann, among others.

Record-breaking heat might be here to stay
July was a record-breaking month for many areas of the United States, including a record-hot July in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Michael Mann comments in this Delaware News Journal story that this sultry pattern may become more frequent with greenhouse gas-induced climate change.

The Capital Green Scene interview: Dr. Michael Mann
WVCR's Capital Green Scene interviewed Dr. Michael Mann about the "hockey stick" graph and the rest of his research on climate change. He also discusses the attacks on climate change research and researchers over the last several years.
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Sulphur from Chinese power stations 'masking' climate change
A recent scientific paper in Proceedings of the National Academies of Science argues that increasing sulfur emissions from power plants in China have led to a flattening of the global surface temperature curve over 1998-2008. Dr. Michael Mann comments on the study in these two reports.
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Climate-change politics: The sceptic meets his match
This article from Nature News highlights the systematic attacks of the Heartland Institute and its leader Joe Bast on the science of climate change. Despite efforts to cherry-pick contrarian results to cast doubt on the credibility and consensus of the science, more scientists (85% in 2008) agree that human activity plays a role in climate change. ESSC director Dr. Michael Mann comments.
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The front line of climate wars
ESSC director Dr. Michael Mann recently gave a lecture at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. His talk focused on the reality of climate change and the continuing research on quantifying impacts. He also addressed the attacks he has endured as a result of his work on climate change.
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Experts warn epic weather ravaging US could worsen
AFP writes about this year's extreme weather and the likelihood of extremes under the current climate change scenario. Dr. Michael Mann offers his insight on the effects of warming on extreme events.

Salt marsh sediments help gauge climate-change-induced sea level rise
Scientists, including ESSC director Dr. Michael Mann, have recently released a new 2,000 year record of changes in sea level. This new record, derived from salt water sediment cores taken from the salt water marshes of North Carolina, should provide further insight into past and future climate change.
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2011 Atlantic hurricane season prediction calls for above average activity
ESSC Scientist Michael Mann and researcher Michael Kozar have released their prediction for the 2011 North Atlantic hurricane season, which starts on June 1st. The prediction is for 16.25 +/- 4.0 total named storms, which corresponds to between 12 and 20 storms with a best estimate of 16 named storms.

ESSC Director elected to AAAS Office
ESSC Director Dr. Michael Mann has recently been elected to a 4-year term as Member-at-Large of the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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Could climate change have led to the fall of Rome?
ESSC director Dr. Michael Mann recently appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to discuss a recent Science article. The article, written by a team of Swiss scientists, used tree-ring data to show that the end of the Roman Empire coincided with a period of changes in the climate system. Dr. Mann comments on the study and how scientists are able to reconstruct past climates using tree-ring data.
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Dr. Michael Mann appears CBC with George Stroumboulopoulos
Dr. Michael Mann recently appeared on CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight in a piece about climate change and polar bears. Dr. Mann spent 5 days in Churchill in mid-November 2010 working with Polar Bears International.
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Polar Bears, Climate Change, and How Each of Us Can Help
ESSC director Dr. Michael Mann recently appeared in this webcast for Polar Bears International (starts at 0:38). Panelists are Dr. Steven C. Amstrup, Dr. Michael Mann, Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk, and George Stroumboulopoulos.

Dr. Michael E. Mann: Get the anti-science bent out of politics
ESSC Director Dr. Michael Mann's recent op-ed in the Washington Post remarks on the political implications of recent attacks on climate science.

NSF Awards Major Climate Change Education Grant to Consortium
The National Science Foundation has awarded a Climate Change Education grant to a consortium of zoos, universities, and other institutions. This group, led by the Chicago Zoological Society, includes the Earth System Science Center.

Wildlife study says summer heat waves to rise locally
Ed Perry of the National Wildlife Federation appeared with ESSC director Dr. Michael Mann and others to present the latest update to the Federation's regional outlook titled, "More Extreme Heat Waves: Global Warming’s Wake Up Call."

Interviews with ESSC Director Michael E. Mann
Dr. Michael Mann gave several interviews recently about the final findings of two lengthy investigations into his conduct and that of his colleagues. Both recent reports revealed that nothing improper was done by either Mann or his colleagues.
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ESSC Director Mann comments on Penn State RA-10 Inquiry
ESSC Director Dr. Michael Mann has issued the following statement regarding the recent Penn State Inquiry: "I am very pleased that, after a thorough review, the independent Penn State committee found no evidence to support any of the allegations against me."
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Mann and Kozar release 2010 Atlantic hurricane season prediction
ESSC director Dr. Michael Mann and graduate student Michael Kozar have recently released their prediction for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from 1 June to 30 November. Mann and Kozar predict an extremely active season due to warmer than average sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and projections of near-neutral or slightly cool ENSO conditions.
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Researchers make prediction for 2009 North Atlantic Hurricane Season
Dr. Michael Mann and graduate student Tom Sabbatelli have made a prediction for the 2009 Hurricane season using the statistical model outlined in their 2007 paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Climate change show features Penn State faculty
Dr. Michael Mann and Dr. Richard Alley were both interviewed for a program called "How do we know? Physics, Forcings, and Fingerprints," which is part of the National Science Foundation's "To What Degree? What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change" series on the Research Channel.
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New Research Shows Antarctica Melting, Not Cooling
A new study published in the journal Nature takes a closer look at climate trends in Antarctica and finds that the continent is warming. Co-authored by Dr. Michael Mann, the study represents a reversal from earlier beliefs that Antarctica was cooling.
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Mann pens new book on global warming and the IPCC report
Dr. Michael Mann and Dr. Lee Kump have recently published a new book: Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming.
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Global warming greatest in the past decade
Dr. Michael Mann has recently published a new article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences detailing the latest reconstructions of the temperature record for the past 1300 years. This research shows that the temperatures in the last decade are the warmest over this period.
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Climate Ethics and Real Climate named one of the Top Green web sites by Time magazine
Climate change blogs Climate Ethics (created by Penn State's Rock Ethics Institute) and Real Climate (co-founded by Dr. Michael Mann) were among the Top 15 Green web sites recognized by Time magazine in the April 28, 2008 special environmental issue.
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Past hurricane counts accurate
Dr. Michael Mann and his student Thomas Sabbatelli have examined the hurricane and tropical storm counts back to 1870 and determined that the counts are largely reliable, disputing earlier claims that the counts may be underestimating by as much as 3 storms per year. This research is presented in a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters.
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Dr. Michael Mann part of Nobel-winning IPCC panel
The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to former Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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Geotimes Profiles: Gavin Schmidt and Michael Mann
Carolyn Gramling of Geotimes presents this discussion with the creators of, including Dr. Michael Mann.
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Big storms double since last century
Discovery News tackles a recently published journal article about the increasing frequency of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic in the last century. Dr. Michael Mann comments on the article and correlation of rising sea surface temperatures to tropical cyclone activity.
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More Forecasts of an Active Atlantic Hurricane Season
Science blogger Chris Mooney reports on predictions of another active hurricane season in the North Atlantic. He also points to an upcoming paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres from Mr. Thomas Sabbatelli and Dr. Michael Mann on a new tropical forecasting method which takes into account both sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and the state of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
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A Convenient Untruth
Vanity Fair's "Green Issue" for May 2007 features this article where various scientists and experts, including Dr. Michael Mann, respond to comments from climate change skeptics. Dr. Mann responds to various criticisms surrounding the "hockey-stick" graph of temperatures over the past millennia. The ESSC is also mentioned as a resource for this "Green Issue."
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Is Earth near its 'tipping points' from global warming?
USA Today reports on potentially devastating impacts of climate change on the planet based on the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Michael Mann cautions that the report's conclusions may be a bit conservative, since it lacks input from groundbreaking research from the last several months.
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Scientists debate the influence of solar activity on observed warming
In this article from LiveScience, the debate over solar activity and global warming is presented. Astronomers have noted warming trends on other planets, leading them to speculate that Earth's warming is also influenced by increased solar activity. Dr. Michael Mann counters that changes in solar activity accounts for a small fraction (less than 1%) of Earth's warming.
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Accu-Weather's Headline: Earth profiles Dr. Michael Mann
Accu-Weather's Global Warming Center hosts blogs and videos about the latest climate change headlines and interviews prominent scientists. Watch this week's video clip to see an interview with Dr. Michael Mann.
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Is Warm January a Sign of Good Luck, or Bad Times?
Robert Seigel from NPR's All Things Considered interviews Dr. Michael Mann on the causes of the unseasonably warm winter and warmest year ever. Dr. Mann discusses how blaming the warm winter solely on El Nino may not be painting a complete or accurate picture of the climate.
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The Ununited States, When It Comes to the Weather
Recent record snowstorms in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains while the eastern seaboard experience spring-like record warmth has demonstrated how different parts of the United States can have differing opinions on the state of climate due to local weather conditions. The New York Times examines this issue, interviewing Dr. Michael Mann and others.
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