Heard on Campus: Michael Mann at the Forum

"What can we do about the problem (of climate change)? Of course there are things that we can do, personally, in our lives to decrease our own carbon footprints, and we should all do those things as a matter of course. But that's probably not going to be enough. If we are going to avert levels of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere that we think are going to have dangerous impacts on us, our environment and our ecosystems, we're going to have to take far more dramatic actions. We're going to have to stabilize emissions and bring them down well below current levels by the middle of this century. That's not going to be easy to do; there's no magic bullet."

-- Michael Mann, professor of meteorology and geosciences at Penn State and author of the forthcoming book, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines." Mann spoke Thursday, Feb. 9, on Penn State's University Park campus as part of the University's Forum Speaker Series.

Last Updated February 14, 2012