Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is also Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center.
Dr. Mann is author of four books and more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications including the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report (2001). He has received a number of honors and awards including NOAA’s outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. In 2019 he received the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
“I believe a World War II-scale Climate Mobilization is the transformational idea that can once again unify all of us, in a global effort to avert catastrophic climate change, and live sustainably on this planet.“
The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.
Four strategic priorities will steer the Summit Program, presenting a focused conference program of plenary and breakout sessions.