Mann to receive James H. Shea Award for climate science writing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State, will receive the James H. Shea Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).

The annual award is given to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution in writing or editing Earth science materials for the general public or teachers of Earth science.

NAGT officials said Mann “is one of the few courageous climate scientists who continue to play a leading role in calling the attention of the public and policy makers to the overriding environmental challenge of the of 21st century: anthropogenic climate change.”

Mann, who has joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, will receive the award in October during the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Seattle.

Mann is a renowned climate scientist who has published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has written three books, “Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change,” “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars,” and most recently, “The Madhouse Effect,” which Mann co-authored with Tom Toles, Washington Post editorial cartoonist.

Mann also recently received the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications from Climate One at the Commonwealth Club.

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Last Updated September 29, 2017