Michael Mann Receives NCSE Friend of the Planet Award

The National Center for Science Education, the nation's leading organization in support of science education, has awarded Professor Michael Mann the coveted Friend of the Planet award.

From the NCSE

Climate change deniers have faced a similarly impressive foe: Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State. More than almost anyone else, Mann has been the public face of climate science. The author of more than 160 peer-reviewed papers, Mann has appeared before countless Congressional committees, battled climate change deniers in court, and written breakthrough books (such as The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars). Along the way, Mann co-authored the report that won the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. NCSE's Friend of the Planet award will join a crowded trophy case.

Congratulations Michael!

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My grandfather remembers how Paul Dirac battled quantum mechanic deniers in court.

By Jimmy Senkov (not verified) on 28 Apr 2014 #permalink

The difference is, if the QM deniers had their way, we wouldn't have lasers and all the devices that depend on them, such as CD and DVD players, CD/DVD drives in computers, fiber optic communications, and laser surgery.

If Einsteinian relativity deniers had their way, we wouldn't have GPS.

If climate deniers have their way, we won't have enough food or clean drinking water. While the Koch brothers are eating steak and drinking Perrier, the rest of us (the Precariat) will be obligated to eat "food" made of caterpillars and beetles, and drink recycled sewage. We'll also have plenty more violent storms: tornados, hurricanes, straight-line winds at hurricane strength, and so on.