If you are wondering where the hope comes from, read Eric Schwartzman’s article at Yale Climate Connections:
Scientist Michael Mann expresses hope during West Coast book tour
University of Pennsylvania climate scientist says he remains optimistic despite daunting challenges and continued concerns about ‘false’ climate solutions.
CORTE MADERA, CALIFORNIA – Don’t believe the climate crisis doomsayers: We can still achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. But we have to elect lawmakers with the political will to enact meaningful climate legislation. The atmosphere is warming significantly, just as Exxon Mobil scientists were predicting back in 1982. But the fate of our planet is far from sealed, so long as the electorate rejects candidates who back “fake” climate solutions…or no solutions at all.
Those were among key messages delivered by climate scientist Michael E. Mann PhD, whose iconic hockey stick graph drew the link between carbon emissions and global warming to center stage in 1998, making him a primary target of a decades-long smear campaign by the oil and gas industry in concert with right-wing news outlets.
Mann, now the Presidential Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media, spoke at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California, discussing his book The New Climate War.
The event was organized by House Natural Resources Subcommittee Chair on Water, Oceans and Wildlife Jared Huffman (D-Ca) whose subcommittee has jurisdiction over federal water projects, fisheries management, oceans policy, wildlife, and endangered species…
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