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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Mann. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Mann, often where they are interviewed.

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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Mann. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Mann, often where they are interviewed.

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Michael Mann #736

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This is part of our ongoing series on the importance of voting and what is at stake in this election in 2020, this time in discussion with the great climate scientist, Dr. Michael Mann.

Dr. Mann is an American climatologist and geophysicist, currently director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, who has contributed to the scientific understanding of historic climate change based on the temperature record of the past thousand years. He has pioneered techniques to find patterns in past climate change, and to isolate climate signals from noisy data.

As lead author of a paper produced in 1998 with co-authors Raymond S. Bradley and Malcolm K. Hughes, Mann used advanced statistical techniques to find regional variations in a hemispherical climate reconstruction covering the past 600 years. In 1999 the same team used these techniques to produce a reconstruction over the past 1,000 years (MBH99), which was dubbed the “hockey stick graph” because of its shape. He was one of eight lead authors of the “Observed Climate Variability and Change” chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report published in 2001. A graph based on the MBH99 paper was highlighted in several parts of the report, and was given wide publicity. The IPCC acknowledged that his work, along with that of the many other lead authors and review editors, contributed to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, which was won jointly by the IPCC and Al Gore.

Mann was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003 and has received a number of honors and awards including selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. In 2012 he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and awarded the status of distinguished professor in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. In 2017 he was elected as a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Mann is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications. He has also published four books: Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming (2008), The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (2012), and, together with co-author Tom Toles, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (2016, and with Megan Herbert The Tantrum That Saved the World (2018). In 2012, the European Geosciences Union described his publication record as “outstanding for a scientist of his relatively young age.” Mann is also a co-founder and contributor to the climatology blog RealClimate.

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Nov 02 2020 · 24mins
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Dr. Michael Mann explains the schemes of the 'inactivists'

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Dr. Michael Mann helped create the famous "hockey stick" graph in 1999, and it has earned him and his research two decades of vicious attacks from the right. He meets with host Jared Downing to discuss their tactics and how they can be stopped. Also: Climate Justice editor Howard Manly discusses the debate, and Jared waxes philosophical about the apocalypse. (Interview begins at minute 5:27. Jared's commentary at 28:50.)

Oct 24 2020 · 35mins

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Q&A for The Speech That Was Supposed to Be a Debate With Michael Mann

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This week’s Power Hour features the wide-ranging Q&A from a recent speech Alex Epstein gave at Lafayette College--a speech that was supposed to be a debate with Michael Mann.

Some of the many topics covered include:

  • Does the moral case for fossil fuels uncritically assume that progress is good?
  • Do people really choose fossil fuel energy?
  • Can the dominance of fossil fuels be explained by a lack of research into other sources of energy production?
  • Climate-related damages beyond climate-related deaths.
  • Energy poverty in the US
  • The value of fossil fuel-based materials
  • The “abuse-use fallacy”
  • Why the anti-fossil fuel movement is anti-nuclear.
  • The “delicate nurturer” vs. “wild potential” view of Earth
  • What we can learn from hunter-gatherers
  • The psychological motivation for being anti-human
  • Electric cars
  • Does Alex have a favorite fossil fuel?
Oct 14 2020 · 1hr 23mins
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The Speech That Was Supposed to Be a Debate With Michael Mann

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This week's Power Hour features a recent speech Alex Epstein gave at Lafayette College that was supposed to be a debate with Michael Mann. Learn why Mann pulled out of the debate and hear the latest version of the moral case for fossil fuels.

Oct 08 2020 · 1hr 31mins
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Michael Mann: Agency and Urgency (re-broadcast)

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Back in 1999, a team of scientists published a graphic depiction reconstructing northern hemisphere temperatures for the previous 1000 years. The steep increase from the 1900s on inspired the scientific community to give this visual a clever nickname: the hockey stick graph. This week on Sea Change Radio, we sit down with Michael Mann, the lead researcher on that study that introduced a generation to the notion of climate change. He is widely published and has received a number of awards, the most recent being the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in April of 2019. In our conversation, we talk about why academics should bust out of the ivory tower, examine the climate change denial movement, and explore how the adage, “the best defense is a strong offense,” has served him well.

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Aug 11 2020 · 29mins
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Michael Mann: The New Climate War

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The climate scientist and author joins me to discuss (1) his forthcoming book, The New Climate War, (2) the changing culture surrounding scientists and public and political engagement, and (3) social media use as a public scientist, among other topics. 


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Jun 28 2020 · 49mins
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Ep220 - John Grillo, Michael Mann’s Cinematographer, Plus ‘Westworld' & ‘Snowpiercer’

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While living in Mexico City, John Grillo saw an opportunity to work on a film set, so he came on as a translator for a Disney film. While meeting the crew, he was drawn to the lifestyle.

These days, Grillo is a Cinematographer known for ‘Westworld,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Snowpiercer,’’ Preacher,’ and various Michael Mann projects such as ‘Luck,’ ‘Miami Vice,’ ‘Ali,’ and ‘Collateral.’

In this interview, Grillo discusses what he learned from Michael Mann, how to see subtext in images, how filmmaking is like jazz, what drew him to television, the importance of paying attention on set, and why you don’t need film school.

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Jun 11 2020 · 24mins
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Leverage Michael Mann

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Jun 02 2020 · 1hr
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Dr. Michael Mann on 2020 Hurricane Season, Australian Bushfires, and More| Plus, Evergreen Action's Jamal Raad on 2020 Climate Policy

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This week, Dr. Michael Mann joined the show! The renowned climate scientist (newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences!) talks about his group's new study on the 2020 North Atlantic Hurricane Season, what it was like being in Australia during the bushfire disaster, and why humans are responsible for more than 100% of warming temperatures. 

Then, Evergreen Action Co-Founder Jamal Raad tells us what's needed in climate policy in 2020. He explains what it was like working for Gov. Jay Inslee on climate solutions and how his campaign for president inspired more political action. 

Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss the terrible flooding in central Michigan last week. 

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May 27 2020 · 1hr 13mins
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'BradCast' 5/20/2020 (Guest: Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann)

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Independent investigative journalism, broadcasting, trouble-making and muckraking with Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com
May 21 2020 · 58mins