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2012 Green Energy Summit and Exposition

Principal Speakers

Just-released: "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars"

“Very few people have sounded more important alarms about our climate future, and very few people have paid a higher price for doing so. Michael Mann is a hero, and this book is a remarkable account of the science and politics of the defining issue of our time.”

— Bill McKibben, author of
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

Signed copies of Mann’s book, plus books by other Summit speakers, can be purchased during the Summit at Boswell Book Company’s exhibit booth 710-711.

Dr. Michael E. Mann

Pennsylvania State University
Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences
Director, Earth System Science Center
March 8, 2012
10:30 a.m.

Dr. Michael E. Mann is a member of the Penn State University faculty, holding joint positions in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences, and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).

Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.

Dr. Mann was a Lead Author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. 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. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with other IPCC authors in 2007. He was awarded the 2012 Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union.

Dr. Mann is author of more than 140 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, due out in early 2012. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.

Read more about Michael Mann in this featured article in Scientific America at: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=hit-them-with-the-hockey

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