Nobel Prize-winning scientist to speak at UCLA on climate wars, sign books
By Lauri Gavel January 25, 2012 Category: Campus News
Physicist and climatologist Michael Mann, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will speak at the UCLA School of Law and sign copies of his new book, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars."
The "hockey stick" in the book's title refers to the now-iconic graph that appeared in the IPCC's landmark 2001 climate-change report and demonstrated the increase in global temperatures that occurred with the rise of industrialization and the use of fossil fuels. Mann has been an outspoken critic of those who deny the science behind climate change and has called on scientists to "stand up to blatant abuse from politicians who seek to mislead and distract the public on the issue."
This event is sponsored by the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law; the Center for Climate Change Solutions at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; and the UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
12:15–1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13 (lunch provided)
UCLA School of Law, Room 1357 (map)
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